Mississippi State Department of Health

Mosquito Control Grants Awarded to Local Communities
May 8, 2018


JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has awarded several local counties and municipalities with mosquito control support grants made possible through funding by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The grants focus on areas in Mississippi with historically high mosquito activity, but which lack resources to control mosquito-borne diseases because of insufficient funding, equipment, supplies, or trained personnel.

Mississippi’s awards are as follows:

These grants are part of the $350 million in funding provided to CDC under the Zika Response and Preparedness Appropriations Act of 2016.

For more information on Zika or other mosquito-borne diseases, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/zika.

Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.

Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)

Links referenced
HealthyMS.com/connect    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,0,327,html

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

print  close