New York City sending 1 million condoms to Puerto Rico to combat Zika

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In an effort to help combat the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, New York City plans to donate one million condoms to the U.S. territory.

Officials in the Big Apple, which is home to the largest Puerto Rican community in the country, announced that they will donate one million of the NYC Department of Health's "NYC Condoms" to the local Puerto Rico Department of Health.

"As the Zika virus epidemic spreads and we continue to learn more about the risk of sexual transmission and birth defects, we wanted to use our resources to help our longstanding partners in Puerto Rico," Health Commissioner Mary Bassett wrote to her Puerto Rican counterpart, Ana Ríus Armendáriz, according to the New York Daily News .

Last week, Puerto Rico recorded its first Zika-related death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus.

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