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Cuba reports remarkable success in containing the Zika virus. Can these effort be replicated in the U.S.?

  • Yes, to an extent.

    The overall success can be replicated, but the method of containment must be different due to the broader range of issues the U.S. faces, such as interstate travel and much larger geographical size. The U.S. also has more resources to combat the virus, though, so it is probably only a matter of time before the threat is contained (and then wholly eliminated).

  • Yes, the United States has more resources than Cuba and can keep the Zika virus contained in a similar way

    The United States has more resources than Cuba and can keep the Zika virus contained in a similar way, however, the United States has to make the effort to make this a reality. If the Untied States does not work towards containing the Zika virus then it will not happen. Right now the United States efforts do not seem to be focused on the virus.

  • Cuba's success containing the Zike virus cannot be replicated in the U.S.

    I do not believe that the same efforts Cuba is using to contain the Zika virus can be replicated in the U.S. The U.S. has too much land mass, too many place for mosquitoes to spawn,that fogging would be unrealistic in containing the virus. Metric tons of poison would be needed to make a dent in the mosquito population which could cause health problems for people and the environment. I am also concerned about the mosquitoes that are resistant to the poison may breed and create a new population that is immune to poison, which would start us back at square one.

  • Somewhat Yes, Mostly No

    Some of the specific methods could be replicated, but the scale of the US versus Cuba would make it difficult to obtain the same levels of success. As an island, Cuba has a much smaller ecological area to control for mosquitoes, and the countries socialist health system makes instituting systematic imperatives quickly much easier.


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