Tag Archives: central america

Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

CLEAN-UP. A family helps in the clean-up of the city to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP
Some 200,000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus-carrying mosquito

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 7, 2016) — Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.

Continue reading Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika