Bearing the financial brunt of a mosquito-borne illness
Dec 4, 2018

Bearing the financial brunt of a mosquito-borne illness

The French government gives in to protesters demonstrating over a gas tax increase. What the inverted yield curve might be telling us about the future economy. Plus, how one mosquito-borne illness has become a physical and financial nightmare for families.

Today's show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Navy Federal Credit Union and Indeed.

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With a rise in tick, mosquito and flea-borne infections, come high health care costs

Dec 4, 2018
In Florida, changing climate and a lack of good diagnostic tools make it easier for insect-borne diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis to spread.
The number of people who got sick in the United States from an infected mosquito, tick, or flea tripled between 2004 and 2016.
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The French government gives in to protesters demonstrating over a gas tax increase. What the inverted yield curve might be telling us about the future economy. Plus, how one mosquito-borne illness has become a physical and financial nightmare for families.

Today’s show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Navy Federal Credit Union and Indeed.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC