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#FightTheBite: Examples of How Communities Are Using Twitter to Keep Citizens Informed about Zika


#FightTheBite: Examples of How Communities Are Using Twitter to Keep Citizens Informed about Zika

As you’re well aware, the number of reported Zika cases in the U.S. is growing daily. The map below shows there are 49 states that have reported Zika virus cases.

  zika-by-state-report-08-25-2016

(Source: Center for Disease Control)

To prevent further spread of the virus, local governments, and public health organizations are turning to Twitter with #FightTheBite to help inform their citizens. Below are a few examples:

Miami, Florida

Miami

 

West Chester, Ohio

West Chester

 

Irving, Texas

Irving

 

Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax

 

These are just five of many examples of how local governments are using social media to prevent the spread. You should also regularly check the Centers for Disease Control Zika website to follow the latest news on the Zika virus.