Vector-borne diseases: Trends and take-home points

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Vector-borne diseases are on the rise, underreported, and can quickly become epidemics. Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt reviews the trends you need to be aware of and the steps that you—and your patients—can take this summer to minimize risk.



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