We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Dengue, AKA “Breakbone Fever,” Is Back

24th December 2012

Read it.

The spraying campaigns that ended U.S. epidemics of malaria and dengue in the 1940s turned out to be only a temporary solution. National eradication programs petered out in 1972, and the main dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, quickly returned; it is now in 23 states and ranges as far north as New York City.

Thank you, Rachel Carson.

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