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Mosquitoes can carry viruses including dengue, malaria, chikungunya and Zika. They are a growing public health threat abroad and in the United States. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The U.S. is unprepared for the growing threat of mosquito- and tick-borne viruses

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Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitoes in an effort to stop a possible Zika outbreak in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

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