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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 […]

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We live in weird times. Antibiotic resistance is spreading and growing, tropical viruses are spreading through the Western hemisphere (Zika, Yellow Fever, Chik V, Dengue…), Lyme and other tick borne illness is spreading, and on and on. Summer used to be a time free of winter illness, to get out in the sunshine and build […]

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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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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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In planning for Zika, the CDC released a map showing the current range of Aedes aegypti, as well as a similar mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which might also be capable of carrying Zika. A. aegypti also has a wide range in Asia and a broad possible range in Europe, and with the spread of Zika, everyone […]

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