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Lee County Middle School students create app aiming to prevent Zika

There’s a new app on the market that was made by Southwest Georgia students in hopes to prevent Zika./ Jazmyne Hankerson

There’s a new app on the market that was made by Southwest Georgia students in hopes to prevent Zika.

Seventh and eighth graders at Lee County Middle School teamed up with Georgia Southwestern State University and the Department of Public Health to create the app called Zero Zika.

It’s an app that tracks the weather in your area and alerts you after rain and temperature changes to toss out standing water.

Students have been working on the app since the beginning of the school year.

Eight grader Baron Hopson said working on the app didn’t just teach them more about the virus, it also showed them how their dedication can make a difference in other lives too.

"It’s really amazing to think that the little work we do in school can make it out to everybody and impact everybody. I really think that our app can make a big impact to people all around the world maybe one day," said Hopson.

The app is available on androids and is still being developed for Apple devices.

You can download the app by clicking this link.

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