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Summary of Week 2

We hope that you have enjoyed this week as much as us. We have learned many things about one vector of the Zika virus, the Aedes mosquito. We have seen how they spread around the world, their current distribution, and how they have adapted so successfully to live and breed near humans. In the final activity, we discussed how mosquitoes are trapped and monitored and how important this is for vector surveillance and control.

Again, we’ve been engaging with you in the Comments sections of individual steps and are paying close attention to your questions and conversations. We will summarise these in a Discussion Themes document added to the Downloads section of this step at the end of the week. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will try to answer them.

In Week 3 we will focus on methods used to control mosquitoes, hearing from people in countries with local Zika transmission to see what strategies are and aren’t working, and gather expert commentary on what we need to research and do next to control the outbreak and support those affected by it. The material is available now, and you are free to move on to Week 3 if you wish!

When you feel happy with the material and ideas covered in a step, please Mark as complete. If you’ve been doing this you can check your progress using the Progress tab at the top of each page.

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Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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