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Community support for VIDOH to spray for mosquitoes was similar during the Zika outbreak response and hurricane recovery (76.3% each) and the hurricane response (79.2%) (Table 3), although support for specific spray methods varied.
VIDOH used the CASPER data to make real-time outbreak and hurricane response decisions to improve mosquito bite prevention, mosquito control, and community education.
VIDOH and ATSDR, working with EPA and condominium management, sought to identify persons in addition to the affected family who had potentially been exposed to methyl bromide at the condominium resort to more fully characterize health effects of the fumigations.
Of 194 tests performed, 61 (31%) were IgM anti-DENV positive, and 42 (22%) were reported to VIDOH, with an average delay of 20 days (range: 0-47 days) after testing; 152 (78%) of the 194 tests were performed in November-December.