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The classic treatise helped change public opinion of the Everglades from a pestilential swamp to a treasure that not only provides a home to distinctive flora and fauna but serves as the primary water source for the millions of residents of Florida.
The academic writes a proposal for a research center where these ideas can be given a pestilential foothold, a source of viral infection hidden in a legitimate academic setting.
There are other pestilential concerns, among them dengue fever and chikungunya, a virus that swept through the Caribbean a few years ago.
But unlike other animals tagged as invasive and pestilential — like Burmese pythons, feral hogs, and snakehead fish — mute swans are widely beloved.
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