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Dengue in Florida

August 12, 2019

It’s always a good idea to check for diseases before you travel. Case in point: there have been two confirmed cases of locally transmitted Dengue Fever in Florida this summer, and officials expect more. Florida is tropical—it has the right climate to host the mosquitoes that carry Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya (Chik-V). When […]

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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 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 […]

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Your pets are probably just as excited for summer as you are—more time outside, walks with you, and new places and friends to smell. But there are plenty of dangers during the summer months, most of which just require a little prevention. Especially if your pet is people to you, make sure you’re doing everything […]

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With ongoing Zika cases, Florida officials have been doing their best to limit the spread of Zika by killing off the mosquito that carries it and other tropical illnesses like Dengue, Chik-V, and Yellow Fever. While they are claiming success for their efforts spraying from trucks, the truth is Aedes aegypti likes to live indoors, […]

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