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Health Watch: Preventing Mosquito-Borne Diseases Starts at Home

Aedes aeqypti has developed resistance to insecticides Rainy season is here and that means more mosquitoes. And while repellents do the job when needed, the best way to fight the spread of the Aedes aeqypti, the main carrier of dengue fever, Zika fever and chikungunya virus, is to ensure there are no containers in [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:22:52-04:00June 19th, 2019|News, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Eliminate a breeding site: repair your septic tank

Septic tanks that do not have covers, have broken or cracked walls, or have vents that are not covered with screens, can turn into the perfect place for the Aedes aegypti mosquito to reproduce. This mosquito transmits dengue, Zika and chikungunya. Aedes aegyptifemales look for any place with accumulated water to lay their eggs, which is why [...]

By |2017-12-11T17:06:27-04:00December 11th, 2017|News, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

PR Vector Control Unit fights mosquito breeding

After the hit of Hurricane María, the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit, a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust in collaboration and by federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has joined the reconstruction process of the island with an educational campaign about the correct management [...]

By |2017-11-30T15:56:01-04:00November 30th, 2017|News, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Vector Control Unit of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust will implement an integrated vector management program San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust  (PRSTRT) announced the establishment of the Vector Control Unit of Puerto Rico after receiving official announcement of the Center for Diseases Control & Prevention (CDC) for a [...]

By |2017-11-09T15:44:14-04:00September 27th, 2016|News, Noticias ingles|0 Comments