Rats and other vectors

Vectors in this case are disease carriers such as rodents, mosquitoes, and ticks.Why should we worry about these mundane creatures in this high-tech age? Haven`t science, vaccines, and insecticides whipped these nasties, freeing us, the masters of high technology, to blithely surf the gleaming internet? Well, no.Like something out of a Stephen King novel, they have come back and are silently eyeing us. So if you work for an organization that is likely to send you on short trips or longer assignments into any number of regions, your project manager, human resources director, and medical department should know of this.Old foesDr. Robert Shaw, chief medical officer of Texaco Inc., calls vect...

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