Zika Fighter: Lastenia Doris Borjas

Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Lastenia Doris Borjas started working with the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) in Honduras in 2017 as a Vector Control Technician and since has been promoted to Vector Control Supervisor. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ZAP helps countries to tackle Zika and other vector-borne diseases through vector control management […]

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ZAP Entomology Training

The Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) is working across the Latin America and Caribbean region to support governments to plan and implement vector control activities and conduct entomological monitoring to reduce the spread of Zika and other arboviruses. A critical element of ZAP’s support is to maintain consistent and accurate surveillance of Aedes aegypti mosquito populations, […]

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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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