A $1 million grant has been awarded to Michigan State University academic to build a Zika-fighting mosquito facility in Yucatán.
While the state sends out anti-mosquito brigades, you can tell for sure if the inspector at your door is real or an imposter.
Penalties for non-compliance with a new anti-mosquito law start with warning, then a fine, seizing the property, and even 36 hours in police custody.
Dengue cases in Yucatán are down 82 percent from last year. Civic cooperation, as well as schools of mosquitofish, are credited.
The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of zika in a pregnant woman in Yucatán. The patient is a 19-year-old from Kaua, which is 35 kilometers southeast of Mérida.
The ongoing battle against mosquitos — and the health risks that follow them — are connected to the city’s crack down on vacant lots.
With the rainy season fast approaching, and worries about mosquitos that come with it, City Council has approved more stringent measures to regulate vacant lots.
Unlike past campaigns, state officials report that residents have been generally receptive to the 5,500-person brigade going door-to-door to prevent the proliferation of mosquitos that spread dengue, chikungunya and zika.
With a mission to visit half a million properties throughout the state, more than 5,500 uniformed mosquito warriors will swarm 106 municipalities to prevent future cases of dengue, chikungunya and zika.