The Division of Biological Sciences at Google has a plan to control the propagation of the Zika virus: to release 20 million modified 'Aedes aegypti' male mosquitos in Fresno, California during the next five months.
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Health literacy refers to the capacity of an individual to obtain, process, and understand basic information regarding their health in order to make the most appropriate health-related decisions. This knowledge may define the individual’s concerns about preventive measures, treatment outcomes, relevant costs, or any other related issue.
The spread of the Zika virus and its consequences are a clear example of how, in some cases, the lack of literacy can define how we deal with these situations. Examples that influence the decision-making capacity include but are not limited to the lack of information and educational tools and misinformation being communicated by unreliable sources.
Dr. Jorge L. Santana Bagur, Professor from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus in collaboration with Universities in the United States and Canada, are working simultaneously on a study to test the efficacy of a vaccine agaist zika virus.
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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 collaborative agreement for this purpose. Such collaborative agreement will give the Trust a grant to create, manage and operate this unit.