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Restore state Vector Control Branch to help eradicate mosquito-borne threats

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    Michael Markrich is a freelance writer based in Kailua.

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    Earlier this month, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquired a blood meal on the arm of a researcher in Brazil. The Aedes aegypti can spread the Zika virus, which is spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hawaii faces the largest outbreak of mosquito-borne disease since World War II. We once had protection against Aedes aegypti, the main carrier of dengue outbreaks. It was all but wiped out in Hawaii until 2012. Read more

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