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Expecting mothers, travelers eligible for Zika prevention kit

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Zika continues to be an issue across the nation, especially for expecting mothers.

This problem has led the Arkansas Department of Health to make prevention kits available to the public.

Melissa Summers, a public health nurse at the Craighead County Health Unit, said prevention is key.

“There is no vaccine for the Zika,” Summers said. “So prevention is really the most important thing.”

Included in the Zika prevention kit is bug spray for your clothes and a separate spray for your body, mosquito dunks that can be placed in standing water where mosquitoes are usually found, condoms, and an information sheet.

Summers mentioned that women who are expecting or anyone who has traveled overseas is eligible to pick up a kit. 

The Craighead County Health Unit is also able to test individuals who are concerned that they may have contracted the Zika Virus.

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