The number of dengue fever cases in Hawai‘i is approaching 250, while state health officials also monitor developments of the Zika virus. Both conditions are carried by mosquitoes—and the Zika virus is getting close attention this week across the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The Zika virus has focused attention on mosquitoes: a familiar topic in Indonesia. Dengue, malaria, yellow fever and other insect-borne afflictions have long been part of Indonesia’s public health challenges…and are more common than the Zika virus.