Pennsylvania’s plan for Zika

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After Governor Tom Wolf releases a plan to tackle the Zika virus, the Erie County Health Department works to protect our area.

Governor Wolf released a plan to protect Pennsylvania against the Zika virus however no funds are attached to it yet.

If funds become available for the program the Heath Department will purchase specific traps to attract mosquitoes that carry the virus.

If no funding becomes available local mosquitoes will be tested weekly for West Nile and the Zika virus.

The health department saying they do not expect the virus to spread to Pennsylvania but saying they are prepared.

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