Disney, Universal Studios Hand Out Free Bug Repellant to Combat Zika Concerns

The Hollywood Reporter

Disney and Universal Studios are providing free insect repellant to their guests as concerns about Zika grow.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney theme parks will offer free pump bottles and towelettes, and hotels will provide aerosol bug spray. Additionally, signs will be posted in parks and resorts to encourage guests to use repellent and protective clothing to avoid mosquito bites.

Universal will offer repellent at guest services locations. In statements to The Orlando Sentinel, the companies said they are distributing the bug spray "out of an abundance of caution" and already have mosquito prevention programs in place.

SeaWorld also will offer the repellent at its three parks in Orlando and at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa.

South Florida has been battling Zika mosquitoes and the health concerns about the state have affected Central Florida as well, with theme park attendance dropping this year.

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