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New Orleans Responds to Two Deadly Threats: Hurricanes and Mosquitoes

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The largest killer is quite small. Worldwide, diseases spread by mosquitoes cause more than 2...

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The Lake Charles Department of Public Works sits in a pile of its own debris, still not repaired a year after Hurricane Laura. Image by Daphne Mark. United States, 2021.

Mosquito-borne viruses are a yearly epidemic. With another infectious disease ravaging the state and a hurricane of the century making landfall, how did abatement specialists in Louisiana respond? Hear from Jennifer Breaux and Claudia Riegel in New Orleans, the CDC's Janet McAllister, and Jill Hightower from Calcasieu Parish in a report by Daphne Mark.


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