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Mosquitoes and disease

2 months ago

Today's NYT has an article about mosquitoes, and how some insecticides used to battle them are now less effective.

An excerpt: Climate change has brought mosquitoes carrying viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, excruciating and sometimes deadly fevers, to places where they have never been found before. Once a purely tropical disease, dengue is now being transmitted in Florida and France. This past summer, the United States saw its first locally transmitted cases of malaria in 20 years, with nine cases reported, in Texas, Florida and Maryland.

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