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Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed 'kissing bugs'. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.

Wave of new diseases being brought to America by insects

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Pandemics like the Ebola virus have made headlines around the world lately, but one medical expert said recently that the bigger threat to health comes from tropical diseases being spread by hordes of insects.

In an interview with Fox News, Dr. Mark Siegel, professor of medicine at NYU's Langone Medical Center, said that a few tropical diseases are being spread to the United States at an increasing pace. He also noted that, because they are being spread via insects, it is much more difficult to prevent or control the spread.