PHOTOS - Disney steps up the fight against Zika at Walt Disney World

Aug 28, 2016 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Mosquito Prevention station at Epcot

Disney is taking further measures to help control the spread of the Zika virus in the state of Florida, with new guest-facing mosquito control measures.

Beginning today, all Walt Disney World locations, including the parks and resort hotels, will be offering free mosquito repellent to both guests and cast members.

In addition, Disney is handing out flyers to all guests arriving by car at the auto-plazas, giving information and tips for mosquito control.

Disney already has a comprehensive mosquito control program in operation at its Florida resort, but with the heightened need for further control, the company has taken additional steps in recent weeks.

Beyond the new guest initiative, Disney has also moved to eliminate filled standing water areas around property, which includes filling in areas of the former River Country water park.

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Article Posted: Aug 28, 2016 / 9:38M EDT