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STAT Examines Cuba’s Successful Efforts To Prevent Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

STAT: Cuba is waging an organized, intrusive war on Zika. It’s working
“…In Cuba, the fight against mosquito-borne diseases is hyper-organized, intrusive, and remarkably effective. On disease trackers’ epidemic maps, Cuba is an island in a sea of Zika: Virtually the entire Caribbean has experienced widespread transmission of the virus, but global health officers say there has been only ‘sporadic’ spread in Cuba. The Obama administration’s top health official praised Cuba’s efforts to prevent transmission of Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses during a scientific meeting here last month…” (Waters, 11/8).

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