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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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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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Health agencies are working hard to keep Zika out of the US, but the same threat from last year is lurking. In areas where Zika has hold, locals have gone through the infection, gaining some immunity. The same thing happens with related mosquito illnesses Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Chik-V. Get it once, and you won’t […]

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As the US warms up, regions who could harbor the Zika carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti are getting ready for the possibility of Zika. While headlines are no longer flooded with the words “Zika outbreak”, that’s mostly because Zika is related to viruses that grant immunity, meaning you only get them once. So while people native […]

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