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U.S. Health Officials Highlight Importance Of Mosquito Control In Zika Prevention

The Hill: Top NIH doctor: Zika mosquitoes are ‘very resilient’
“The head of the government’s infectious disease center says health officials are working on a vaccine to combat the Zika virus but face tough challenges controlling the mosquitoes that spread the disease. … [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony] Fauci said the solution is ‘control the mosquitoes, and you can stop an outbreak’…” (Savransky, 8/7).

NPR: ‘No Magic Bullet’ Against Zika-Carrying Mosquito, CDC Director Says
“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden visited Miami, where several people have been infected with Zika. He says the CDC is trying to control the mosquito responsible…” (Suarez, 8/6).

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