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Puerto Rico Takes Steps To Prevent Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

NPR: Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika’s Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin
“…As part of the public health emergency, Puerto Rico is asking all residents to check their homes and the homes of their neighbors for standing water and mosquitoes. A big problem in Puerto Rico is that most homes aren’t air conditioned and many lack screens, so residents are exposed to more mosquitoes. … The Obama administration has asked Congress for more than $200 million to help Puerto Rico protect residents…” (Allen/Arrieta, 2/29).

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