Jamaican Health Ministry combats Zika Virus with reggae jam

Published: Feb. 20, 2016 at 12:58 AM CST
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(WVUE) - Jamaica may have come up with the catchiest way to educate people about the Zika Virus.

Health ministries around the world are working to educate the public about Zika, but the Jamaican Ministry of Health took it to the next level with a reggae jam called "We Nuh Want ZikV."

The health ministry's latest song focuses on removing standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. The mosquitoes that carry the Zika Virus typically breed in small pools of water, so removing these potential nests is key to stopping the virus' spread.

The song even has a shout out to pregnant ladies to protect themselves and protect their babies. Researchers believe the Zika Virus may cause birth defects in fetuses that can not be cured or prevented with a vaccine.

For more information on the Zika Virus and how to prevent infection, click here.

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