22 Dec 2016

Heavy rain hastens mosquito eradication efforts in Cook Is

From , 4:02 pm on 22 December 2016

Recent heavy rainfall in the Cook Islands is adding urgency to efforts to eradicate potential mosquito breeding sites.

Health officials say the country is free of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and zika which are present in some neighbouring countries.

But a six-monthly programme is underway to identify sites where mosquitos could breed.

Jo O'Brien talked to Tutaka programme co-ordinator Charlie Ave.

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