Delaware details action plan if Zika comes to state

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo of aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia.
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SMYRNA, Delaware (WPVI) -- In Delaware today, several state and health officials came together including U-S Senator Tom Carper.

There are NO local cases of Zika in Delaware.

But officials have an action plan if it happens.

It will focus on educating the public and controlling mosquitoes, as well as helping protect pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Senator Carper said he hopes Congress can address the issue once they're back in session.

Dr. Karyl Rattay, the director of Delaware's Division of Public Health, also detailed other health measures.

And Bill Meredith, the Mosquito Control Administrator with the Department of Natural Resources, demonstrated mosquito elimination techniques.