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Elmo Teaches Kids in Caribbean, Latin America About Zika

The Sesame Street character is featured in two 30-second videos

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    Elmo Teaches Kids in Caribbean, Latin America About Zika
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    Sesame Street muppets Raya (L) and Elmo attend VIP Lounge at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports.

    Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and Raya in Spanish, English and Portuguese. The two discuss ways to ward off mosquitoes, including covering and sealing water containers.

    Sesame Street also created three printables to post around the house to remind children to close screen windows, cover standing water and to wear long sleeves whenever possible.

    All the videos and posters end with the same message: "If the mosquito doesn't bite, goodbye Zika!"