Orlando International Airport is taking new measures to curb the spread of the Zika virus.

Airport officials say they are increasing the mosquito-spraying program at Florida’s second-busiest airport.

They also are distributing educational fliers throughout the airport.

The fliers encourage overseas travelers to bring insect repellant and to cover up their skin with clothing to prevent bites.

Zika is rapidly spreading through Latin America, and scientists are studying the mosquito-borne virus’ possible connection to babies born with unusually small heads. The birth defect called microcephaly can signal underlying brain damage.

Cases of Zika illness have also been reported in Florida.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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