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‘One-Two Punch’ Shows Promise in Knocking Out Mosquitoes That Carry Zika, CDC Reports

September 26, 2016

(STAT News) – Aerial spraying of the insecticide naled, followed by a product that targets mosquitoes when they are in the larval stage, may be responsible for a sharp drop in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a part of Miami where local transmission of the Zika virus was first found, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the apparent success of the combination in the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood may represent a new standard for control of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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