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4 Mississippi counties get $195K for mosquito control

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The Mississippi State Department of Health has awarded over $195K in additional mosquito control support grants to several local counties and municipalities. The grants will focus on areas in Mississippi with historically high mosquito activity, but which lack resources to control mosquito-borne diseases because of insufficient funding, equipment, supplies or trained personnel.

Mississippi’s awards are as follows:

City of Brandon (Rankin County)                                            $58,546

City of Meridian (Lauderdale County)                                   $42,523

City of Jackson (Hinds County)                                                $94,815

RELATED: Mississippi Mosquitos bring West Nile Virus

The grants are part of the $350 million in funding provided to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Zika Response and Preparedness Appropriations Act of 2016.

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