By The News Star
The Picayune Item
MONROE, La. —
... The list of fatal diseases attributable to the lowly mosquito is such that it can chill laymen and historians alike. Malaria and yellow fever. Dengue fever and various forms of encephalitis. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually, with millions of resulting deaths.
Through the years, medical research has tamed some of the diseases, but not all. And in northeastern Louisiana, a potential killer is paying its annual visit.
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