RACINE, Wis., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SC Johnson announced its donation of 54,000 units of OFF!® insect repellent to the County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency to help protect against the mosquitoes that may carry dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus.
Since the initial outbreak in Hawaii of dengue fever in the fall of 2015, more than 250 cases have been reported as of early February. SC Johnson partnered with the County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency to arrange a shipment of 54,000 units of OFF!® insect repellent. This donation will allow for distribution through social service programs in an effort to help protect as many people as possible against the mosquitoes.
"We are proud to make this donation to support the County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency in their efforts to protect needy families against the Aedes species of mosquitoes that may carry the dengue virus," said SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. "We are a family company that's been protecting families from mosquitoes for decades, so we feel a particular responsibility to help fight the spread of this disease."
This is the first outbreak of dengue fever in Hawaii since 2011. As of February 8, the Hawaii State Department of Health reported 251 total confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak.
For more information on how to prevent mosquito-borne disease, visit our web site: scjohnson.com/mosquitoes
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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