Our local UADY researchers work in concert with Colorado State University and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to monitor Dengue Virus levels in mosquito populations in various Yucatan cities and in Merida. The Good News: No Dengue Virus has been detected by them in 2013, until this week, as sampled in mosquitoes in areas that have had high rates of Dengue Virus infections in past years.
The Bad News: These researchers just found Dengue Virus Strain 2 (DENV2) in mosquito populations in both Uman and in south Merida (Fracc. San Nicolas del Sur).
This means it’s time to renew our personal efforts at mosquito control, and mosquito breeding site clean-ups, as Dengue starts moving, especially through the Merida and Uman areas.
We now return you to your previously scheduled programming…
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