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Orlando Theme Parks Dispensing Free Insect Repellent to Ease Zika Fears

Visitors to Orlando's major theme parks are now being offered free insect repellent as fears of the mosquito-borne Zika virus continue to grow in Florida.

You can get complimentary mosquito spray and lotion at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando as of this week—even though no cases of mosquito-transmitted Zika have been reported in Central Florida and even though bugs are few and far between at those parks due to extensive spraying.

Park officials say they're offering the repellent as a balm (both literal and figurative) to anxious visitors.

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Cases of the virus have been reported in South Florida as well as in the Tampa area. Though Zika causes mild symptoms in most people, it can lead to serious brain issues in fetuses carried by pregnant women who contract the disease.  

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