Posts tagged as:

Aedes aegypti

The world is already facing all sorts of changes. Antibiotic resistance, the spread of tropical mosquitoes carrying diseases, other emerging diseases like Ebola… one study has looked at dengue and related data, and projected how dengue will spread over the next 60 years. The conclusion of a number of factors? 1 in 6 of the […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Dengue Outbreak

September 7, 2018

Thailand has an outbreak of Dengue Fever, one of the tropical illnesses carried by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. You may not be planning on visiting Thailand, but based on past years there’s a good chance this indicates Dengue will be in other tropical places around the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii and Mexico. Dengue Fever is […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Where’d Zika Go?

April 19, 2018

Just out of the headlines. With few Americans affected and Zika mosquitoes now a permanent fixture, there’s not much new to say—but it’s still there, and if you’re traveling, or you live in Florida, you should stay aware of the threat.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

It’s not just a regular mosquito season. This summer, the mosquitoes that spread tropical illnesses like Zika, Dengue, and Yellow Fever spread across the US South and multiplied. While there have only been a handful of cases this year, travel between Zika infected areas and the US, plus the prevalence of the mosquito, is a […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Health agencies are working hard to keep Zika out of the US, but the same threat from last year is lurking. In areas where Zika has hold, locals have gone through the infection, gaining some immunity. The same thing happens with related mosquito illnesses Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Chik-V. Get it once, and you won’t […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }