The state is launching an aggressive public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers on the dangers of the Zika Virus.

The campaign's launch marks the next step in Governor Andrew Cuomo's six-step action plan to combat Zika.

A public service announcement has begun running on 40 television stations and 100 radio stations statewide. It will continue for the duration of the mosquito season, which ends in September.

The state has also established a Zika Information Helpline (1888-364-4723) and a website to provide information directly to residents.

"New York State has put forward the nation's most robust action plan to combat Zika and eliminate this deadly disease at its source," Governor Cuomo said. "This public awareness campaign will ensure New Yorkers understand the threat Zika poses and how we can stop its transmission.

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