FAQ’s 2017-08-31T21:48:59+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

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A vector is a living thing that can transmit a disease. Aedes aegypti is the vector for Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever. Learn more about Aedes aegypti.

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Our Integrated Vector Management program will be implemented in partnership with other agencies (government and non-government) and communities across the island of Puerto Rico as we develop and grow.

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The PRVCU is funded via a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTST). Read the press release for the announcement of this agreement.

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The PRVCU offers presentations, trainings, and workshops for schools, communities, and other stakeholders. Please contact us by email at info@prvectorcontrol.org or by phone at 787-523-5860 to talk with a member of our staff.

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Community members play an important role in shaping our activities. We have a Community Council, liaisons with community leaders, and partnerships with community groups. To learn about ways to get involved, please contact us by email at info@prvectorcontrol.org or by phone at 787-523-5860.

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Our vector control experts are available to answer any questions or queries you may have. Please contact us by email at info@prvectorcontrol.org or by phone at 787-523-5860.

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In Puerto Rico, only the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits dengue, chikungunya and/or Zika. However, in other parts of the world, the Aedes albopictus mosquito can also transmit these diseases. 

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We all can help reduce the presence of this mosquito by reducing and eliminating breeding sites. You can find different breeding site checklists at www.prvectorcontrol.org/resources.

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You can contact us by email at info@prvectorcontrol.org or by phone at 787-523-5860. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest news and activities.

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