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Health officials hand out Zika virus prevention kits in D.C.

Zika virus prevention kits. Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Cheryl Conner/ABC7/Twitter)

Health officials in Washington provided free kits aimed at preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

The officials with the D.C. Department of Health handed out the kits Saturday in all eight wards.

The kits include insect repellent, condoms and mosquito dunks. Mosquito dunks can be put in ponds, puddles and other places with standing water to kill mosquito eggs.

The government currently reports nearly 500 cases in the continental United States. The cases reported in the U.S. so far have all been people who had traveled to Zika outbreak countries, or their sex partners.

Three cases have been reported in the D.C. area by people who had traveled to Central and South America.

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