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US at higher risk of Tropical Diseases like Zika

US at higher risk of Tropical Diseases like Zika

Some of never seen before tropical diseases in the United States have been marching northward as mosquitoes and ticks have been expanding their ranges due to climate change. However, scientists said that this doesn’t mean that epidemics will break out.

Whether some cases will result into a full-fledged outbreak relies on a number of factors far more complex as compared to weather.

Increase in microcephaly in Brazil blamed on an epidemic of Zika virus

Increase in microcephaly in Brazil blamed on an epidemic of Zika virus

In Brazil, the number of infants born with small brains has shown as rise, and considering the same Brazil’s health ministry has cautioned pregnant women to take extreme precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquito bites could infect them with a recently arrived virus.

Some of Brazil’s famous obstetricians have in fact now advised women against becoming pregnant.

Frogs Use Bony Spines on Head to Transmit Venom Within Seconds: Study

Frogs Use Bony Spines on Head to Transmit Venom Within Seconds: Study

Brazilian researchers have identified bony spines grown over the heads of the wild frogs that can inject poison in other's bodies within seconds.

The scientists found two species of frogs in the country being exceptionally venomous. These frogs make use of their head spines and can cause a lot of harm, especially to humans.

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