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Prevent mosquito breeding in water drums

Distribute seals and iodine tablets within rural communities in order to stop mosquito eggs from hatching in water drums.

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Some rural communities in Latin and South America may lack access to running water in their homes. As such, family members fetch and store water in large drums for cooking, washing, and irrigation. If water reserves are left uncovered or untreated, mosquitoes may land and lay eggs. In order to stem the spread of Zika the community water source must be protected. A potential solution to the problem could be simply to distribute a seal for the water drum so that mosquitoes are not able to lay eggs. Another solution would be to distribute iodine or chlorox to be dissolved in the water in order to kill mosquito eggs. One could imagine gifting fish to live in the bottom of the tanks. Their purpose would be to eat mosquito larvae. Just like the fish who eat the dead skin off of customers feet in Thailand. 

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Hi Adam Its a nice effort by you. I would also like to add If water reserves are left uncovered or untreated, mosquitoes may land and lay eggs. In order to stem the spread of Zika the community water source must be protected. A potential solution to the problem could be simply to distribute a seal for the water drum so that mosquitoes are not able to lay eggs. Another solution would be to distribute iodine or chlorox to be dissolved in the water in order to kill mosquito eggs. One could imagine gifting fish to live in the bottom of the tanks. Their purpose would be to eat mosquito larvae. Just like the fish who eat the dead skin off of customers feet in Thailand

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