Lurking in the Shadows

Allergic Reaction To Mosquito Bite

First Chikungunya and now Zika have “gone viral (literally) in the Caribbean and South America. It is unknown why these viruses went from relative obscurity in the African rain forests to become widespread epidemics.

They are not the only viruses being transmitted in the Caribbean by mosquitoes. Mayaro virus, which is related to the Chikungunya virus is also transmitted by mosquitos. Reported symptoms include (but are not limited to) high fever at 40…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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