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Resurgent Mosquitoes, Dengue in Cuba

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Science  11 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5323, pp. 174
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5323.174

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Summary

An epidemic of dengue fever, a viral disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, has reappeared in Santiago, Cuba's second-largest city, and spread to the middle and west of the island. The epidemic has affected as many as 30,000 people; it marks the failure of an Aedes eradication campaign, which the Cuban government had pursued with what public health experts describe as paramilitary zeal.