How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 epidemics history united-states viruses yellow-fever

Tropical disease to ride mosquitoes really far north

Places where tropical diseases are now unknown—Canada and parts of Northern Europe, for instance—are due to become prime real estate for mosquitoes.

Steve Orlando-Florida
March 29, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change insects mosquitoes public-health viruses yellow-fever zika

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