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New York attorney general targets phony Zika-protection products

(Reuters) New York state's top prosecutor said on Wednesday his office has sent cease-and-desist letters to seven companies accused of deceptively marketing ineffective Zika-protection products as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also issued an alert warning consumers against the companies' advertisements, which mainly promote ultrasonic and botanical oil-based mosquito repellants.
Those products, mostly sold online with some at discount and local stores, "simply don't work," Schneiderman told a news conference.
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