South Carolina will be receiving more than $343,000 to help fight the Zika virus, and more than $9 million for emergency preparedness.
According to the Post and Courier, the Zika money is is part of more than $25 million awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The $9.2 million is from the Public Health Emergency Preparedness program to respond to outbreaks, as well as natural disasters and other emergencies. Funding may be also used to investigate a future outbreak or to help families affected by Zika.
Six people in South Carolina have tested positive for the virus this year. Five traveled to impacted areas and one got the virus through sex with an infected person who had also traveled overseas.