The Russians will spare you from the threat of mosquitoes
MOSCOW, 21 Mar — RIA Novosti. The CPS began the fight against mosquitoes inhabiting the area of the black sea coast to prevent the emergence of zika virus in Russia, told RIA Novosti the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
“Importations of zika virus recently were not recorded, but we have started activities to combat mosquitoes in the territory of the black sea coast”, — said Popov.
According to her, the event will continue until the end of the season, that is until November.
Earlier the head of Rospotrebnadzor explained that the vectors of zika virus can be mosquitoes of several species, while potentially dangerous insects are found only on the territory of Russia with a subtropical climate.
In February, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor reported that the number of laboratory confirmed cases of zika virus imported in Russia reached 18.
Zika fever is an acute infectious disease of monkeys, which occasionally transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and characterized by fever benign. The virus is most dangerous for pregnant women because it is assumed that it causes the fetus to the potential of microcephaly with severe brain damage.