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JAMAICA FIGHTS THE ZIKA VIRUS WITH A REGGAE-THEMED PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

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By Monica Akhtar—

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health debuted a catchy, dancehall music video that is also an important Zika virus PSA. (Ministry of Health, Jamaica)
Many countries have warned their citizens about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, but no country has administered a warning quite like this.

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health published a catchy, reggae-inspired PSA called, “We nuh want Zik V.” The video stars obstetrician and gynecologist Michael Abraham, who energetically advises people on how to deter potentially dangerous mosquitoes from threatening their homes.

The colorful lyrics include “Mash up all mosquito breeding site” and “Make sure there’s not stagnant water in sight.” During his song, Abraham gives a “special shout-out” to pregnant women, telling them to protect themselves and their babies from the virus, which has been linked to the birth defect microcephaly.

 

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