Dept. of Health to hand out “Zika prevention kits”

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. In a change announced Friday, May 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive, regardless of whether they had suffered symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health will announce a new initiative to fight the Zika virus.

The Department of Health, along with the Department of Environmental Protection, will distribute Zika prevention kits to pregnant women.

This is part of the state’s Zika virus response plan.

These kits will be given to people across the state as a way to provide education about the virus.

The kits will also include steps to take to avoid mosquito bites.

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