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Katharine Walter

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.

The health crisis is intensifying two weeks after Hurricane Maria, and government aid is slow. 'We could see significant epidemics,' a health expert warned.


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

Experts say the combination of natural disasters and persistent socioeconomic inequality creates an environment where mosquito-borne diseases — such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika — can spread.

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.

Hotter weather and migration to cities may make different diseases the scourge of the future in Africa, scientists say.

by Kieran Guilbert | KieranG77

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Climate change is already making people sicker.

Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters.

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

Study finds “shocking” incidence of parasite infections in Lowndes County.

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.

Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood discuss two contradictory science-related Trump administration nominees as well as developments on the Zika Virus, this week in Beyond the Headlines. They also note the devastating Great Galveston Hurricane that hit Texas in 1900.

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