WHO Press Releases Detail Agency’s Global Efforts To Combat Dengue, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

WHO: WHO scales up response to worldwide surge in dengue
“…Numerous other countries in Asia, the Americas and Africa are reporting a higher incidence of dengue than previous years. WHO is working with local health officials to strengthen dengue outbreak alert systems and improve vector control strategies to halt the spread of the virus…” (11/14).

WHO: Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control chikungunya, dengue, and Zika
“A technique that sterilizes male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a form of insect birth control…” (11/14).

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