A Tale of Three Families: Dengue in Cuba and Mexico

Time for action?
2.5 billion people – two fifths of the world’s population – are now at risk from Dengue every year.
WHO Dengue Fact Sheet

Dengue infections in Merida and the Yucatan beach areas are 4X higher so far in 2010 – present at a rate that may result in over 120,000 new Dengue Virus infections in Yucatan in 2010. Potentially Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever rates are now more than 50% of confirmed Dengue cases in Yucatan, and across Mexico.
A Tale of Three Families
The Amon’s, the Harrison’s, and the Solis’s
Picture a slave ship, 300 years ago, crossing the Atlantic to deliver a load of slaves to Cuba . . . (cont).

Aedes aegypti (A.ae.) mosquitoes.

Amon Family Picture Album (Aedes aegypti):

Aedes Family Tree

Amon Family Tree.
Great-Grandma ‘Bastet”.

Old Colonial Amon Family Portraits =>
*                  *                   *                 *
Full article can be read at:
A Tale of Three Families: Dengue in Cuba and Mexico
*                  *                   *                 *
Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan. © Steven M. Fry

Read-on MacDuff . . .

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.