Every case of measles in the United States carries a cost. Most people will recognize that medical care, often including hospitalization, has a price. Few people realize the costs to the taxpayer.
Category: Public Health issues
Dengue on Long Island and in South Texas once again point to my observation that West Nile is an indicator for the potential for other, more serious mosquito borne illnesses. Some of the mosquito species that carry West Nile also carry malaria, yellow fever, dengue and a host of other illnesses that we have yet to experience in our country.