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U.S. fights Zika mosquitoes with limited arsenal

 Reuters 05 September 2019

The arrival in Florida of Zika – the virus that can cause crippling birth defect microcephaly – has highlighted the limitations of the U.S mosquito control arsenal. This Reuters report reveals the economic difficulty in encouraging companies to develop pesticides for use in public health outbreaks. Michael Doyle, director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District says: "We're kind of caught off guard." (923 Words) - By Julie Steenhuysen

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Robert Murillo gets help putting on his spraying apparatus as San Diego County officials hand spray a two block area to help prevent the mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus in San Diego, CaliforniaCredit: Reuters/Earnie Grafton

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Notices given to homeowners as San Diego County officials hand spray a two block area to help prevent the mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus in San Diego, CaliforniaCredit: Reuters/Earnie Grafton


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