SC Johnson Helps in the Fight Against the Zika Virus

March 14, 2016 | Posted In: General | Posted In: Mosquito

SC Johnson Helps in the Fight Against the Zika Virus

SC Johnson announced previously that they planned to donate at least $15 million to help protect people against the Zika virus. They have recently made their first major donation to the cause in the form of 60,000 cans of OFF! Insect repellent.

SC Johnson just donated 60,000 cans of OFF! Insect repellent to the CDC for use in protecting people in areas infected with the Zika virus. The insect repellent is going to be distributed in prevention kits by the CDC. This batch is specifically targeted at helping pregnant women in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The kits will contain OFF! insect repellent, which contains a high concentration of DEET, education materials, and other products and tools to use to prevent people from contracting the Zika virus.

SC Johnson had also sent an initial donation of OFF! insect repellent in February to the CDC when they needed resources immediately. Those products also went into 5,000 prevention kits, which have already been distributed.

What do you think of commercial companies like SC Johnson helping out in the fight against the Zika virus? Should more companies be offering aid, and which ones?