Zika Education and Mosquito Control in the Spotlight on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the CHFS State Fair Exhibit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Media is invited to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair tomorrow for a focus on Zika education and mosquito control.

Public health experts and staff will be at the interactive CHFS display, which is located in the Health Horizons section of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s South Wing B, to shine a light on mosquito defense on Thursday, Aug. 24.

CHFS Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Department for Public Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Ardis Hoven and Dr. Grayson Brown, Director of the University of Kentucky Public Health Entomology Laboratory will be at the exhibit from 10 a.m. to noon.

Reporters at the exhibit Thursday can speak with expert staff learn how the Cabinet is improving the health of families through mosquito education.

When Zika education and mosquito prevention is in the spotlight, guests can learn about how to protect against harmful mosquitoes and even pose for pictures with life-size Marty Mosquito, who travels the state educating families how to “Fight the Bite.”

For more information on Zika, visit the DPH Health Alerts website at https://healthalerts.ky.gov or follow KYHealthAlerts on Twitter. Follow Marty Mosquito on Instagram, @martymosquito.


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