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Miami-Dade Students Given Zika-Protective Clothing

By Tribune News Service — August 30, 2016 1 min read

Students in the Wynwood area of the Miami-Dade County district in Florida have been receiving new school uniforms that are intended to protect against the spread of Zika.

Families received vouchers from the district that they could exchange for two pairs of khaki pants and two long-sleeved white shirts. At the same time, Florida health officials have been handing out insect repellent and information on how to prevent mosquito bites.

School board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, who represents schools inside the Zika-transmission zone, said many parents were anxious about sending their children back to school in the affected area.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 2016 edition of Education Week as Miami-Dade Students Given Zika-Protective Clothing

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