The CDC has reported that at least eight malaria infections in Florida and Texas have been detec
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Finally, the hats and gloves can be stowed away. The summer is almost here and it's time to get outside and enjoy the weather. But, this year, more than any other year, our time spent outside may not be as worry-free.
One final observation on our great post-war successes in controlling malaria by targeting its vector, the Anopheles mosquito.
Let’s be honest. It is the rare few of us who don’t start empathetic itching when we even read stories about skin mite infestations or head lice, for example, let alone experience them first hand.  
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