Word of the day: recrudescence

Posted by Thomas Wed, 08 Apr 2009 20:35:51 +0000

Reiter notes that each of the possible causes of the “rapid recrudescence” of mosquito-borne diseases—including population growth, “irrigation and other agricultural activities, ecologic change, movement of people, urbanization, deterioration of public health services, resistance to insecticides and anti-malarial drugs, deterioration of vector control operations, and disruptions from war, civil strife, and natural disasters.”

Hmm, I should have picked a shorter sentence…

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