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At this point it’s not a surprise: another illness transmitted by pests has emerged. The Keystone Virus is spread by mosquito bite, and the first human case of Florida suggests that there’s about to be more. The Keystone virus is likely related to Zika, putting it in a grouping of other tropical mosquito-borne viruses like […]


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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The CDC issued a new report this week citing the large increase in vectorborne illnesses, in other words, illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects. Since 2004, tick borne illnesses doubled (mostly Lyme Disease cases), with indications that the number of people infected was actually underreported (meaning there’s evidence it more than doubled). While the […]

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Where’d Zika Go?

April 19, 2018

Just out of the headlines. With few Americans affected and Zika mosquitoes now a permanent fixture, there’s not much new to say—but it’s still there, and if you’re traveling, or you live in Florida, you should stay aware of the threat.

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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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