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Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.

Artful video warns about diseases that stem from mosquitoes

Published: Monday, May. 12, 2014 - 11:29 pm

We all know that mosquitoes carry disease, from malaria on the African continent, to West Nile virus here in California. Leave it to Bill Gates, whose foundation fights malaria, to come up with a cool new video that answers the question: Are mosquitoes the deadliest critters on Earth?

Got questions about West Nile virus season in the Sacramento region? Visit the website of the Sacramento-Yolo Vector Control District.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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