The disease of globalization
Encouraged by air travel and urban breeding grounds, a virus borne by the tiger mosquito is evolving in deadly fashion
Among the many random markers for globalization are Pizza, Pepsi (and Coke), McDonald’s, money markets, mobile phones, air travel and the Internet. For every positive indicator of humanity’s attempt to cohere, there is a negative, which is usually not discussed as much as it should be. Dengue (pronounced den-gay) fever is one of those deleterious effects—in this case, of air travel and urbanization.
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