Last August at the 2016 Rio Olympics, many health experts and participants alike had their eyes on the rapidly developing threat of the Zika virus. Prior to the start of the Olympics, the list of countries with active transmission included much of South and Latin America, as well as several Pacific Island nations. Some athletes took precautions; others skipped the … Read More

Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted to people through mosquito bites, most commonly through a mosquito called Anopheles stephensi. In many low-income countries, where people often lack access to insecticides to kill mosquitoes and drugs to treat the disease, malaria is a leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, about 438,000 people … Read More

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