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Aedes aegypti

As the US warms up, regions who could harbor the Zika carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti are getting ready for the possibility of Zika. While headlines are no longer flooded with the words “Zika outbreak”, that’s mostly because Zika is related to viruses that grant immunity, meaning you only get them once. So while people native […]

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South America has a good climate for Aedes aegypti and other mosquitoes that spread illnesses like dengue, yellow fever, zika, and others. Right now, it’s cases of yellow fever that are popping up. Yellow fever is a painful but usually short illness (and usually once in a lifetime). For a few (usually those with already […]

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The Western Hemisphere has a whole host of tropical illnesses cycling through countries and seasons—and yellow fever is starting another round. Right now it’s in Brazil, but the past few winters have shown a pattern where it will be pushing into the US by summer. Yellow fever, Zika, Dengue Fever, and CHIK-V are all tropical […]

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One thing warned about long before Hurricane Matthew formed: hurricanes (and even other, more mild storms) spread mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, like Zika. A mild storm will blow and spread mosquitoes, and create wet conditions for them to propagate. A full blown hurricane will kill mosquitoes, but not all, and the ones that […]

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Prevention Still Best

September 2, 2016

Now that Zika is in the US, mosquitoes are getting all kinds of attention, and the other tropical disease they’re associated with: yellow fever, dengue, and Chik-V. While there’s some good news, like Florida is planning to release sterile mosquitoes (a technique that’s been effective in other countries), there’s bad news, too. Other states are […]

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