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Health Technicians’ Outreach, Education Help Reduce Mosquito Breeding Areas In Honduras

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Tracking Mosquito Breeding Sites to Combat Zika in Honduras
Beatrice M. Spadacini, senior communications adviser for USAID’s Bureau of Global Health, describes a program in Honduras that employs health technicians to go door to door to inspect people’s homes for potential mosquito breeding grounds. Spadacini notes, “The good news, according to regional health authorities, is that – as a direct result of the authorities’ outreach and control efforts – compared to last year, there is a 92 percent reduction in all mosquito-borne diseases, Zika included…” (8/29).

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