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Heading to the Caribbean for spring break? What Columbia Area Residents Need To Know About Chikungunya

A funny sounding name for a painful virus with no treatment, Chikungunya is raising concern in the US.  Although there have been no confirmed cases of Chikungunya in the United States yet, the virus is spread by a mosquito common in the Southeast US – the Aedes mosquito or the Asian Tiger Mosquito. 506 more words


Scientists Prove Link between Climate Change and Malaria

The Caribbean has been affected by malaria since colonization and its territories are suffering the effects of climate change rapidly and visibly. I am sure that this comes as no surprise to most of our readers, especially those who may be particularly sensitive to the presence of mosquitoes , but now, a group of international scientists has proven there is a direct link between climate change and the incidence of malaria. 499 more words