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Over 200 dengue cases were reported in the first week of 2019 – here are 6 things you might not know about the virus

Did you know that all a mosquito needs to breed is water around the size of Singapore 20 cent coin? Here are five other things you might not know about dengue.
A vector control team leaves after spraying pesticide through a Del Mar neighborhood where increasing numbers of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.

A major climate report predicts West Nile virus and other insect-borne diseases will become far more common in the US

West Nile virus, Zika virus, Lyme disease, and dengue are all projected to become more common in the United States as temperatures continue to rise.
From left to right: deer tick, Lone Star tick, and dog tick.

Diseases from ticks and mosquitoes have tripled in the US — and warmer weather means it will probably keep getting worse

Tcks, mosquitoes, and fleas carry pathogens including Lyme disease, West Nile, Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and even the plague. Between 2004 and 2016, there were more than 640,000 of those illnesses. In that same time period, cases of these diseases tripled.

5 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Bloodsuckers are picky creatures.

9 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.

7 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named 4 more countries with Zika

The virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, has been spreading around the world since 2015.

Iceland only has one mosquito — and it lives in a jar of alcohol

Many Arctic countries have sizable mosquito populations, but Iceland is among the few countries without a single pest to speak of.

The CDC just issued a special Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

The CDC put 11 Southeast Asian countries on a travel advisory on Monday, recommending that pregnant women postpone travel.