Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains how the Zika outbreak in Florida shed light on methods to control the spread of the virus.
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
“We continue to learn. We’ve learned in Florida [that] the vector-control approach that was undertaken there that included aerial spraying of insecticide in very low doses was necessary to bring the mosquito populations under control. That’s probably the biggest new thing that’s been learned: that by using all of the measures of control it looks like we can reduce the mosquito population sufficiently to reduce transmission.”
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