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Prevention is an investment. Investments in local, state and federal public health infrastructure are necessary to stop the spread of Zika and other infectious diseases in the United States, as well as address the health outcomes for those who are infected.

As is true of most public health challenges, there is no one “silver bullet” solution. Instead, we need a systemic, multi-faceted approach to contain and stop the disease.

ZikaVirusWebpage w600 edited 1In the case of the current Zika crisis, public health agencies and others in the United States require resources for a range of activities that can occur simultaneously such as:

• Educating the public about the disease and what can be done to prevent one from getting the disease;
• Monitoring the spread of the disease and its impact;
• Developing a vaccine and testing its effectiveness;
• Performing laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis of the disease;
• Training healthcare providers about how to identify and treat Zika:
• Implementing measures to prevent the spread of Zika though spraying and other strategies (e.g., cleaning up pools of water, etc.) and;
• Providing health care and other social services to the children and adults with disabilities that result from the Zika infections.

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Eighth Pool Of Mosquitoes Test Positive For Zika In Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — A new pool of mosquitoes have tested positive for the Zika virus in Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade Mosquito Control officials confirmed the find on Tuesday. The pool was retrieved back on October 5th from a trap located at 1236 Drexel Avenue which is within the Zika transmission zone.

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