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Bug spray bound for Haiti to fight Zika virus turned away at MSP


A box of mosquito repellent destined to help protect pregnant women from the Zika virus in Haiti was turned away Saturday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when a group of Minnesota medical volunteers tried to check it as baggage, a trip organizer said Sunday.

The eight Twin Citians were flying to Caphaitian, Haiti, via Miami, on American Airlines Saturday morning. Non-aerosol bottles of the DEET-based repellent were in a box that weighed about 30 pounds, said Dr. Leslee Jaeger, who delivered the bug spray — purchased with donated money — to its would-be couriers.


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