Hope for Dry Weather

Mosquito Bite

Mosquito Bite

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held from August 5 to 21, only a few months from now. The Zika virus epidemic in Brazil could put a damper on the games. Fortunately, August is Brazil’s dry season when mosquito populations are usually at their lowest levels. Authorities are planning to increase efforts at eliminating or treating standing water in the areas of the events. These methods have been successful in preventing other diseases transmitted by the same mosquitoes. Hopefully, the epidemic will run its course and be on the way out 5 months from now.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
This entry was posted in by jjneal, Health, Pest Management. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Hope for Dry Weather

  1. Pingback: Hope for Dry Weather

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s