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Fight against mosquitoes

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Marga Parés Arroyo

Almost 8,000 used tires and 279,980 pounds of rubble were collected by employees from the City of San Juan as part of the National Day for Cleaning Mosquito Breeding Places. The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto, affirmed that prevention is the best action to control the Zika epidemic. 

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Natural products that really repel mosquitoes

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Lymari Calero Toledo

El Aedes aegypti is the vector for viral diseases such as: dengue, chikungunya and zika. Although there are manufactured products that can be used to repel mosquitoes, some prefer the use of naturally ocurring oils from plants. Various botanical oils have proven effectivity as mosquito repelants, such as the Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), citronela (Cymbopogon nardus) and  “lemon grass” (Cymbopogon citratus).

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The pros and cons of Naled use

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Raúl A. Pérez-Rivera

This article provides a discussion on the use of Naled, an organophosphate insecticide used to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is the infectious vector for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika.

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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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We are mosquito food

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Pedro Bosque Pérez

Human beings are indispensable for the survival of Aedes aegypti, since we are the most abundant food source for the mosquito responsible of transmiting viruses such as Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. The male mosquito does not bite since it feeds from nectar. On the other hand, the female mosquito depends on our blood to develop the eggs that will allow the survival of the species. 

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ZIka virus, what we know and what we don't

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Daniel Romero-Álvarez
Three days ago two patients were discovered positive with the Zika virus, also called Zika fever. It is important to point out that these are imported cases, meaining that the patients were infected in another country but were diagnosed here. 
 
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Chikungunya symptoms can be severe and incapacitating

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Marga Parés Arroyo / mpares@elnuevodia.com

Chikungunya has been declared an epidemic in Puerto Rico. Among the symptoms cause by this virus, transmitted by a mosquito bite, are muscle and joint pain, fever, and skin rash, among others.

 

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Closer look to Nile virus

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Marga Parés Arroyo / Mpares@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Department of Health will do an epidemiologic study on the transmission of the Nile virus and prevention measures after the possible confirmation of the first case of the disease in Puerto Rico.

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