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Bug repellent makers, retailers gear up to address Zika concerns

Bug repellent makers, retailers gear up to address Zika concerns

Mosquito season won't start until Chicago gets a stretch of warm-weather days, but you might already see more repellent than usual on store shelves, as both manufacturers and retailers respond to worries about the Zika virus.

CVS and Jewel-Osco say they plan to stock up after seeing higher-than-usual sales in the first months of the year, compared with last year. CVS also is adding signs and pamphlets about Zika in more than 4,000 locations, to address customer concerns and demand.

"We believe this is due to the start of the travel season, as people begin preparing for travels to Zika-affected regions. We anticipate that this trend will continue as we get deeper into...

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