Delaware will be using some $813-thousand in grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the Zika virus.
The funds will allow the First State to hire a new epidemiologist and physician to fight the virus.
It will also help fund the efforts to trap mosquitos and test samples.
$180-thousand will go for the epidemiologist and a part time physician.
Another $270-thousand will go to a lab for testing, planning and surveillance while $166-thousand will directly pay for mosquito control.