‘Adiós Zika!’ Elmo Teaches Kids in Caribbean and Latin America about Zika

"If the mosquito doesn't bite, goodbye Zika!"


As the Zika Virus spreads through parts of Latin America and the Caribbean Islands, Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to teach children how to avoid contracting the virus.

In two 30-second videos in Spanish, English and Portuguese, Elmo and Raya discuss better ways to ward off mosquitoes than waving fly swatters. Raya, who in the past has informed children about the importance of clean water, explains the need to cover and seal all water containers to keep mosquitoes out and from breeding. Stagnant water in a bucket or even a small bowl…

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