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KY awarded $300K in fight against Zika

The Zika Virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitoes. The Zika Virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitoes.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As mosquito season approaches, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Kentucky with more than $300,000 to prepare for the Zika virus.

Kentucky's portion is a part of the $25 million being funded to protect the United States from the virus.

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The money will be used through June of 2017.

The Zika virus is known to cause severe birth defects.

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