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Yellow Fever

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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It’s not just a regular mosquito season. This summer, the mosquitoes that spread tropical illnesses like Zika, Dengue, and Yellow Fever spread across the US South and multiplied. While there have only been a handful of cases this year, travel between Zika infected areas and the US, plus the prevalence of the mosquito, is a […]

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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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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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