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What we get wrong about Lyme disease.

The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.

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Desperation grows in Puerto Rico’s poor communities without water or power.

BY PHIL MCKENNA

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One more thing for Puerto Rico to worry about: Disease-ridden mosquitoes.

The images and reports coming out of Puerto Rico show an island in crisis. Many ports remain closed, airports are damaged, and roads are blocked by debris or have been washed away by floods. Electricity will likely be gone for months. Internet and phone service have become luxuries. Homes lie in ruins across the island.

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Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa.

by Kieran Guilbert | KieranG77

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Climate

Climate change is already making people sicker.

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Diseases of poverty identified in Alabama county burdened by poor sanitation.

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape.

Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

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Why worry about ticks? This one almost killed me.

Why Worry About Ticks? This One Almost Killed Me

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Mosquitoes, medicine and mold: Texas battles post-Harvey health issues.

HEALTH HURRICANE HARVEY SEP 9 2017, 4:47 AM ET

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Houston maps out plan to fight mosquito population explosion after Harvey.

Houston maps out plan to fight mosquito population explosion after Harvey

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Houston’s next big storm: Mosquitoes.

By Amy Ellis Nutt September 7 at 12:56 PM

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In Houston, a terrifying real-life lesson for disaster-prone cities.

LOS ANGELES — Cities across the country that live with the threat of disaster — from earthquakes in San Francisco to hurricanes in Miami — are anxiously watching the catastrophe unfolding in Houston for lessons learned, cautionary tales, anything to soften the blow when their residents are the ones in danger.

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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape.

You can find evidence of a changing climate everywhere on Earth. But nowhere are the changes more dramatic than in the Arctic.

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Harvey aftermath: A public health crisis in the making.

The Gulf Coast faces an evolving public health crisis in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that's likely to unfold over months or even years. Health officials are concerned about everything from immediate injuries and exposure to germs and toxic chemicals to more insidious and long-term threats, including mold in the walls of flooded homes and mental health problems.

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