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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 27

June 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27: VETO THE MOSQUITO

Profile America – Thursday, June 27th. One of the perennial pests of summer is mosquitoes. While most people think of them as inconvenient, there is a deadly side to these flying insects, in the form of West Nile Virus and malaria. That’s why this is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, to honor those working to eradicate the menace. Worldwide, malaria has been historically one of the deadliest killers. Recent figures show 219 million cases and 655,000 deaths globally in a year. In the U.S., there are close to 1,500 new cases reported annually, usually among people who contracted the disease outside the U.S. You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources: www.mosquito.org
World Health Organization
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 184

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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