Reuters: Nigerian buses and bed bugs?

January 8, 2009

This Reuters piece was about how passengers on Nigerian motorcycle taxis were putting calabashes and portions of tires on their heads to avoid using the taxi’s passenger helmets, under a new law that requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Newspapers quoted passengers as saying they feared the helmets could be laced with magic spells so […]

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Times article on spread of bed bugs via trains, planes, and automobiles

August 25, 2008

A Times (UK) article today on the spread of bed bugs emphasized the role of travel, specifically, the spread of bed bugs in public transportation: Savvas Othon, technical director at Rentokil, said: “The short turnaround times for planes and other forms of transport means they are sometimes not inspected as thoroughly as they used to […]

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