Hawaii Getting $1M in Federal Aid to Battle Zika Virus

Hawaii will receive $1 million in federal funds to fight the Zika virus.

The cash will go toward developing and improving state websites about Zika preparedness. It also will pay for a communications staffer to handle public outreach.

The state will be able to use the money to reach at-risk people including pregnant women and travelers.

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The money will also be used to work with health care providers and plan training exercises in every county.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Friday the money will help the state prevent local transmissions of Zika.