Indiana to receive $300,000 grant to fight Zika virus - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indiana to receive $300,000 grant to fight Zika virus

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The state of Indiana is about to get a boost in the fight against the Zika virus.

The state is getting nearly $300,000 in federal money to fight the spread of it. Of that amount, $200,000 will be used for research on microcephaly and rapid detection of it. That's the brain defect that can occur in a baby, when the mother is infected with Zika while pregnant.

The rest of the money will be used for mosquito testing and to improve mosquito control and monitoring.

Copyright 2016 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.