29 August 2016
City of Tampa takes step to fight Zika in face of up coming storms
TAMPA, FLA - Mayor Bob Buckhorn said with the anticipated storms there will be a lot of standing water and he's not taking any chances.
The mayor authorized the purchase of 5,000 more mosquito dunks.
2 August 2016
Governor Cuomo Directs Department of Health and MTA to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Zika Virus in New York City Subway System
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of new aggressive initiatives to combat the Zika virus in New York State. At the Governor’s direction, the state Department of Health, in partnership with the MTA, is deploying larvicide tablets to standing water within the subway system to decrease the prevalence of potential breeding grounds for the albopictus mosquito. In addition, the Department of Health will coordinate with all state agencies, including the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation, to ensure all measures possible are being taken to proactively address the situation. The state is also redoubling its efforts to protect New Yorkers from the virus – ramping up distribution of larvicide tablets to homeowners and providing more Zika protection kits to pregnant women at health and family planning centers and WIC programs across the state.
The new initiatives build on the Governor’s previously announced comprehensive six-step plan to combat the Zika virus, including the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign, establishing a new rapid response team and requiring that county health departments submit Zika action plans to the state. New York City and the 57 other counties in New York have all received approval from the Department of Health on local Zika action plans. Additionally, more than 267 traps are monitored throughout New York State and 110,000 mosquitoes have been tested this year – all showing negative results for the virus.
6 April 2016
Jefferson County office giving away free mosquito dunk kits, hoping to curb Zika virus
Summer is coming, which means the mosquitoes are on their way, too.
To keep the mosquito population under control this season, and to hopefully lessen the chances of the Zika virus, Jefferson County Storm Water Management is giving away free mosquito dunk kits.
5 Feb 2016
Published by The Straits Times
The Government is embracing drone technology in a big way this year, as the authorities roll out changes that will make it easier for government agencies to obtain drones for their operations and save on manpower.
4 August 2015
Non-toxic larvicides can aid in dengue fight
“Despite the ease of applying precautionary measures, many still adopt a reactive rather than proactive mindset towards combating dengue, even in their own homes. For instance, it takes no more than 10 minutes to ensure that there is no stagnant water collecting in potential mosquito breeding sites. These include roof gutters, water fountains, flower pot plates and drains.”