Mapping for Zika

ZAP Uses Mapping Data to Target Interventions in Areas with High Rates of Zika Transmission Public health officials have used maps to track pest and disease outbreaks for more than 150 years. Knowing when and where pests and diseases are concentrated allows for targeted interventions to reduce illnesses and the further spread of infection. The […]

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ZAP Helps Dominican Republic Outsmart Mosquitoes

ZAP Builds Entomological Capacity to Reduce Spread of Zika Virus through Diploma Program The Dominican Republic experiences a significant burden of vector-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya. In 2017, there were only 10 entomologists in the country trained to study mosquito behavior and resistance trends. The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), funded […]

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The Art of Awareness

ZAP Haiti Promotes Zika Prevention through Poetry and Painting In 2016, the Zika virus broke out across Latin America and the Caribbean. Spread by the Aedes ageypti mosquito, the Zika virus can result in serious illnesses, such as microcephaly and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. In Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Population reported 10 cases of […]

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