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Global Threat of Vector-borne Diseases Grows

The United Nations and international agencies are warning more than half the world’s population is at risk from the growing threat of vector borne diseases.  In advance of World Health Day, the agencies are urging nations to act to contain these often fatal, debilitating diseases.   One bite of a mosquito, a sandfly, a blackfly or a tick can be more than annoying. It can be fatal.    Every year, the World Health Organization reports, more than one billion people are...

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