Puerto Rico declares public health emergency as dengue cases rise
Briefly

The US territory has tallied 549 cases since the start of the year, representing a 140 percent increase compared with cases tallied at this point last year, according to the territory's health department.
That includes wearing insect repellent and draining or treating any standing water where mosquitoes can breed. The mosquitoes that transmit dengue- Aedes aegypti-seem to prefer breeding in artificial containers, such as flower pots, buckets, water drums, vases, plastic containers of any kind, the inner rings of discarded automobile tires, and trash in general.
Read at Ars Technica
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