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Refusal to Spray Worsened Zika in Puerto Rico: EPA Official

Puerto Rico’s refusal to allow aerial spraying of insecticides likely worsened the Zika virus outbreak on the island, according to the EPA’s top official overseeing its Zika response efforts.

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Study Suggests West Nile Virus Is Deadlier Than Expected

West Nile virus may be deadlier than public health officials and doctors have thought, according to a new study. The virus, which like Zika is transmitted to humans mostly by mosquitoes, causes a fever and other symptoms in about one out of every five people it infects. While the majority[…]

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