ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Elmo, 'Sesame Street' release Zika virus PSA to educate kids in Latin America, Caribbean

Elmo, 'Sesame Street' release Zika virus PSA to educate kids in Latin America, Caribbean

The Zika virus, now active in 33 countries and territories of the Americas, has a new combatant: the Muppets of Sesame Street.

Specifically, Elmo and Raya teamed up with the humans behind Sesame Street's nonprofit education organization, Sesame Workshop, for a few public service announcements to share valuable information about how to stop the virus from spreading.

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Pope Francis, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among World's 50 Greatest Leaders

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