Latin American Health Authorities Face Challenges In Preventing Zika But Use Many Methods

Agence France-Presse: Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle
“With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world’s latest mass health scare…” (Marquez et al., 2/10).

Associated Press: In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika
“For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives…” (Sherman, 2/10).

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