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South Carolina kills millions of bees while spraying for Zika mosquitoes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 03, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Sep 02, 2016

The Zika virus is now officially spreading within the US, so it’s understandable that public health officials are doing all they can to try to stop the spread of the disease before it can gain a foothold. Unfortunately, in the case of one South Carolina county, those efforts have unintentionally resulted in the deaths of 2.5 million bees. Dorchester County generally uses ground-based sprays in order to combat mosquitos, deploying clouds of pesticide by truck in order to keep the insects...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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