How Zika Virus-Carrying Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes Were Eradicated, And Then Returned
Fred Soper was shocked. The year was 1967, and decades of painstaking work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito were unraveling before him. The pest was spreading once again, all over Central and South America, putting residents at risk of yellow fever, hemorrhagic fever and other deadly diseases. As the director emeritus of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Soper penned his concerns in a letter to the Brazilian Minister of Health, Dr. Leonel Tavares Miranda de Albuquerque, calling for the creation of a new agency to see to completion the eradication of the mosquito. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE ABOVE.