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Check Before You Fly

August 6, 2019

If you’re planning a tropical vacation—even just a domestic one to Florida or Hawaii—check the local news for your destination before you go. Tropical illnesses are everywhere, and easily spread through modern travel (Zika mosquitoes have been known to hitchhike in suitcases). And even a little further north in cooler climates, be aware: many areas […]

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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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A patient in Haiti has tested positive for the Mayaro virus, a relative of CHIK-V (Chickungunya). While one case doesn’t make an outbreak, at this point there’s a pretty clear pattern happening with tropical viruses and mosquitoes! It’s entirely feasible that there are others with this virus—since symptoms resemble CHIK-V, for which there’s no cure, […]

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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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Tropical illnesses are spreading. Looking back, Ebola looks more like a warning than a single event, as now there are several diseases pushing their way across the globe against our best efforts. Right now, Angola is dealing with a large yellow fever outbreak. While Hawaii has moved past their Dengue outbreak, they’re still taking precautions. […]

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