Australia eradicates millions of mosquitoes to combat dengue fever, zika, etc.

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Experiments in Brazil and California also Australia has become the latest country to successfully combat mosquito-borne disease by releasing millions of sterile male mosquitoes to decimate their own populations. The experiment carried out by scientists near Cairns, Australia, last summer was a success: It has wiped out around 80 percent of mosquitoes that carry diseases […]

Redpoint medically evacuates Ripcord client from Himalayan trek

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Extreme dehydration on route to Everest A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was trekking along the trail toward Everest Base Camp when he felt weak and nauseated and could no longer stay on his feet. The 64-year-old was exhibiting signs of Acute Mountain Sickness and became dangerously dehydrated. He was placed on oxygen, was too […]

Ripcord client rescued by helicopter from near Everest Base Camp

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Headaches and shortness of breath at 14,300 feet Redpoint rescued by helicopter a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client from near the base of Mt. Everest as he was suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The 50-year-old Australian was trekking along the trail to Everest Base Camp through Namche, and then Tengboche, but as he approached […]