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Laura Kolbe

Laura Kolbe is a resident physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Bookforum, the New Yorker, the Poetry Foundation, Vice, and elsewhere. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, AGNI, the Awl,Blackbird, the Cincinnati Review, the Colorado Review, the Kenyon Review, the Literary Review, Shenandoah, the Yale Review, and elsewhere.

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Illustration by Victo Ngai

Once Bitten

Summer 2016 | Reporting

Hundreds of thousands of cases of dengue fever have been reported in Puerto Rico, and yet little attention has been paid to the problem. In 2009 and 2010, the eighty-eight recorded dengue cases in Key West were the serious inducement needed to find solutions.

Illustration by Victo Ngai

Once Bitten

Summer 2016 | Reporting

Hundreds of thousands of cases of dengue fever have been reported in Puerto Rico, and yet little attention has been paid to the problem. In 2009 and 2010, the eighty-eight recorded dengue cases in Key West were the serious inducement needed to find solutions.