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Zika is officially in US mosquitoes, and a travel advisory has been issued for Florida. What do we know, and what does it mean for travelers and people in the US? Mosquitoes infected with Zika are currently limited to a small section of Miami, at least officially. With all the back and forth travel that […]

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Experts agree, Zika is coming. Raising awareness, disseminating information about the mosquito, and aggressively fighting it are health priority one. But, a lot of people aren’t taking Zika seriously. It’s a mild disease for most people, and only 1 in 3 develop symptoms. The trouble is, when symptoms develop, things can quickly go from 0 […]

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If you’re not preparing for Zika with some extra immune support, it’s time to get on that. Puerto Rico is getting hit with Zika, and it’s likely to be bad—they aren’t equipped for the hundred of microcephaly births that are expected, nor severe side-effects like Guillain-Barre. The sweep of Zika through Puerto Rico is almost […]

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Fighting Zika

March 4, 2016

While many outlets have stressed that the US has nothing to worry about, that’s an odd opinion. Every other country with the potential for Zika is doing everything it can (including changing cultural beliefs about pregnancy) to reduce its impact. And the US is far from prepared, in fact, we’ve got a long list of […]

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Waking Up To Global Diseases

November 4, 2015

When you think of an “exotic” disease, you probably aren’t thinking of your own backyard. But America has plenty of tropical climates, almost all of which are popular vacation spots (for people both here and abroad), and they’re increasingly home to disease carrying mosquitoes. For example, Dengue Fever is on the cusp of being a […]

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