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Mosquito Bytes
UPDATED 22 AUG 2002

     

Menacing mosquitoes!
We don't want to burn your barbecue or rain on your camping trip. But here's the deal. Mosquitoes have spread West Nile virus over the Eastern United States in just three years. The little bloodsuckers also carry malaria, encephalitis and dengue.

In other words, skeeters are more than a nuisance. They are a menace.

Want to stay healthy? Want to avoid unauthorized blood donations? Slather on the bug juice and take our journey through the latest mosquito science.

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2. Whining in your ear
3. Malaria (Anophales gambiae)
4. Illnesses expand (Dengue)
5. Death to Mosquitoes
6. Climate change=more disease?7. Advice for the weary8. Stop already! (Q & A)

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Terry Devitt, editor; S.V. Medaris, designer/illustrator; David Tenenbaum, feature writer; Amy Toburen, content development executive.

   

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