Ecuador Applies Strategies to Battle the Zika Virus

8 February 2016

logos-en-ingles-ECUADOR-LOVE-LIFE-2Quito, ECUADOR - Ecuador is prepared to battle the presence of the Zika Virus by applying strategies and prevention campaigns all around the country. This, with the main purpose to preserve the health of citizens that move through all the territory, as to avoid the spread of the virus.

In this sense, the national governmental instances, in coordination with sectional authorities, have intensified the control actions and epidemic vigilance in the country. One of them is to fumigate in places identified as possible hatcheries for mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, the virus transmitters. So far, there have not been Zika cases reported in 18 of the 24 provinces of Ecuador.

The confirmed cases in the country, between October 2015 and January 2016, are under medical supervision, for which the Ministry of Public Health started a Preparedness and Response Plan.

The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador recommends travelers to keep informed and follow the recommendations that are communicated by health organizations.

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