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V.I. Department of Health Vector Control Program Launches Mosquitoes in Cisterns Survey

Virgin Islands – January 19, 2021 The Virgin Islands Department of Health Vector Control Program is excited to announce the start of its Mosquitoes in Cisterns Survey. This survey, conducted in partnership with the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit, is to learn if cisterns are important mosquito breeding grounds for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the [...]

By |2021-02-01T10:59:54-04:00January 19th, 2021|News, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Field Technician USVI

Project: USVI mosquitoes in cistern project Location: St. Croix or St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Job type: Temporary Part Time Contract Estimated duration: Approx.  6-8 weeks Expected start date: April 12, 2021 Salary: $14/h   Position Overview: The Field Technician is responsible for surveillance activities to aid the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) [...]

By |2021-03-31T18:12:02-04:00December 18th, 2020|Career, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Oportunidad de Empleo: Promotor Comunitario – Ponce

Posición: Promotor Comunitario Ubicación: Ponce, Puerto Rico Posición a tiempo parcial Propósito: La posición de Promotor Comunitario está diseñada para servir como una fuerza impulsora en la operacionalización y el apoyo a los programas de movilización y educación para la División de Movilización Comunitaria (CM) de la Unidad de Control de Vectores de Puerto Rico (PRVCU, [...]

By |2020-05-11T23:20:19-04:00May 11th, 2020|Career, News, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Elementary Students Tackle Mosquito Vectors of Disease

In this article, meet Prof. Glenda Ivette Lozada Negrón, a science teacher whose elementary classroom is actively engaged in reducing the risk of mosquito borne disease through mosquito surveillance and mitigation, as part of an ongoing service learning project in Puerto Rico . Tell us about your project? The project began as part [...]

By |2019-11-15T11:46:56-04:00November 15th, 2019|News, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Community Mobilization Division Evaluator

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Job Type: Full time Position Overview: The PRVCU’s Community Mobilization Division Evaluator is a position designed to evaluate the operations of the community engagement, mobilization, education, and behavior change programs for the Community Mobilization Division of the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU). This position supports the PRVCU mission [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:40:59-04:00October 11th, 2019|Career, News, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Más atentos y precavidos en el Mes de Concienciación Contra el Mosquito

La Unidad de Control de Vectores de Puerto Rico redobla esfuerzos para orientar, educar y empoderar a los ciudadanos en el control del mosquito Aedes aegypti San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5 de agosto de 2019– La llegada de agosto no solo significa el cierre del verano para muchos. También marca el comienzo del Mes [...]

By |2019-08-15T16:48:57-04:00August 15th, 2019|Career, News, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

Laboratory Research Specialist

Laboratory Research Specialist Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Job type: Full-time   Position Overview:  We seek a candidate with expertise in molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR techniques, and data analysis. The laboratory specialist will be responsible for complying with the responsibilities of performing mosquito PCR testing, sample handling, sample storage, protocols [...]

By |2019-08-09T11:08:06-04:00August 9th, 2019|Career, News, Noticias Español, Noticias ingles|0 Comments

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
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