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Zika series. Session 3: "Actions that guarantee the reduction of Zika without pesticides"

16 June 2017

Thailand: 6:00-8:00

General Importance of The Topic

Zika  is  an  emerging  virus  transmitted  mainly  by  mosquitoes  of  the  genus Aedes,  which  breeds  in  water  spots  found  everywhere  due  to  the  large demographic changes  that have resulted in a large disorganized expansion of urban areas, together with the increased use of non-biodegradable containers that accumulate water and an inefficient method of waste collection. Those containers that accumulate water which act as potential breeding sites of the vector, increases the risk of occurrence of cases of dengue, chikungunya and Zika; Hence the importance of taking measures to control and eliminate the vector, worldwide. In this presentation, we will show the actions to be take in order to stop the spreading of Zika virus, and the insight elements of the project to begin the actions in the field.

General Objective

I. To announce the pertinent actions that  guarantee  the  reduction of the mosquito  Aedes  spp,  using  ovillantas  and  an  integral  management  of actions (IMA) against the mosquito.

II. Prepare stage 4 of the project: Research Study.  

• Pilot study on the impact of health education in vulnerable communities.

• Participation and social mobilization, impact of geo-location, monitoring of environmental entomology.


Main Topics

1.  Ovillantas; Collection and systematic destruction of eggs and mosquito larvae.

2.  Training of health personnel; Review and update of ecological disposal protocols.

3.  Community participation; Training volunteers in the use of mosquito control tools.

4.  Biological larvicide; Monitoring of batteries and water containers.

5.  Entomological Supervision; Blood sampling for the presence of yellow fever, dengue, chikugunya, Zika and malaria.

6.  Collection of samples using Protein C Reagent (PCR) to identify antibodies in a vulnerable population.



1) Dr. Gerardo Ulibarri, Laurentian University, Canada

2) Dr. Guadalupe Zavala, Atonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico

3) Dr. Maria Echeveste, Red Cross (Jalisco, Mexico) 


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