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.