Cuomo Steps Up Zika Education

In March Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a six-step plan for combating the Zika Virus. Yesterday, the Governor announced the launch of an aggressive public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers on the dangers of Zika. The ads will run in English and Spanish on more than 40 television stations statewide; billboards and poster will be seen on subways, buses and travel websites, and will continue through the mosquito season that runs from April through September. Already, more than 7,000 larvicide tablets have been distributed to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes potentially carrying the virus. There is an information Helpline at 1-888-364-4723 as well as a dedicated website (https://www.ny.gov/programs/6-step-new-york-state-zika-action-plan) for resident information. Scientists have not yet determined if Aedes albopictus mosquitos – the type in New York – transmit Zika. There are 70 different species of mosquito in New York State and Aedes make up 3-5% of the total population.

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