Emergencies preparedness, response

Vector control operations framework for Zika virus

Operations framework

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 10
Publication date: 30 May 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/ZIKV/VC/16.4

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Overview

Zika virus is primarily transmitted by the Aedes species of mosquito which is also responsible for the spread of dengue, Chikungunya and yellow fever viruses. In most areas, the primary vector of these viruses is Aedes aegypti, with Aedes albopictus a proven or potential vector in some settings. Well-implemented vector control against Aedes using existing tools effectively reduces the transmission of viruses spread by these vectors. Pilot studies are being undertaken on new tools which have potential for future reductions in Aedes populations.

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