Unwavering liberty and timeless wellness: these are the founding pillars that define America’s soul. Amidst the fervent festivity and resonant echoes of the Star-Spangled Banner that mark the Fourth of July, we find an opportune moment to delve into the less-charted territory of health observance.
In the vibrant arena of Earth’s biodiversity, one of the most enigmatic and perilous phenomena is the transmission of diseases by organisms. The perpetrators are often tiny creatures that stealthily invade our bodies, acting as transporters for deadly pathogens. One such diminutive creature is the ‘Aedes aegypti’ mosquito, the primary vector of dengue fever.
Researchers have found that global warming is causing the spread of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, along the northeastern coast of the United States. The bacteria, which is found in warm, shallow coastal waters, can infect a person through a cut or insect bite during contact with seawater.