What began as a 2-person crew assisting Miami Dade County Mosqutio Control Division in May, turned into 45 2-person teams working seven days a week, a surveillance crew of seven, plus operations and supervisory management staff on site. Watch here to see the timeline of events and what it meant to be frontline fighters against Zika.
The secret to the success of being able to stem the local transmission in Miami was planning. In February Clarke entered into discussions with the Florida State Deparment of Health for contingency planning, outlining a full range of services they could activate if needed. It allowed them and us to be prepared . . . and able to respond quickly when needed.
By asking the question "How might we provide scalable, and essentially on-demand services, to supplement existing mosqutio control programs?" . . . we delivered our new SITE Guard program. The offering centered around service elements necessary to combat the Zika-transmitting container breeder Aedes aegypti mosquito. Four core components make up the offering: