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How to control zika, dengue and chikungunya in Puerto Rico

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Pedro Bosque Pérez

The Aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmit the viruses that cause dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever is an insect that is easy to control with the proper sanitary measures. Taking these measures would prevent the thousands of viral infections caused by this insect in Puerto Rico every year.

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Passionate for the living world

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

 Jorge A. Santiago-Blay works at the Smithsonian Institute in Washignton, DC studying the Puerto Rican millipede Anadenobolus arboreus. 

 

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Pedro Barbosa, the entomology “witch doctor”

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Dr. Pedro Barbosa

We are in the middle of a war most people know nothing about. It is a war that has been going on, unstoppable and deadly, for more than 400 million years. I am referring to the co-evolutionary war between plants and insects.

It is very likely that this conflict started as the first insects evolved out of the ocean ecosystem. By that time, many plants have already transitioned and became terrestrial. The first insects that tried dry land discovered the largest “salad bar” in the world, miles and miles all types and sizes of plants for them to enjoy.

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