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On the occasion of the official visit to Puerto Rico by Dr. Jon K. Andrus, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Department of Health held a special presentation of the Dengue Pilot Project, funded with federal funds allocated by the CDC to the Department of Health of Puerto Rico. The project has the active participation of Dr. Concepción Quiñones Longo, Acting Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico.


Photo of the presentation of the Pilot Project for Prevention and Control of Dengue in Puerto Rico. Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response Public Health, Department of Health of Puerto Rico.
 

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The PAHO/WHO and its Member States have been making a concerted effort since 2003 to implement the Integrated Management Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control (IMS-Dengue) by producing a technical report, one of whose chapters deals with integrated vector management. The purpose of this component of the strategy is to create controlled Ae. aegypti breeding sites and reduce vector population density.

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