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Zika Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated on October 12, 2016 that 3,936 cases of Zika had been reported in the continental United States and Hawaii. Out of those people, 878 are pregnant women with evidence of a possible Zika infection. The CDC is working with Florida health officials to deal with the Zika…

What Diseases Can Be Transmitted by Ticks?

Ticks are mostly found in grassland areas, but when they feed, they can transmit a variety of diseases. Most people who engage with grassland areas know they should check themselves for ticks once they are out of the area. They need to do a thorough check of their entire body, including the armpit and groin…

CDC Guidelines: Avoiding Bug Bites

Most of us are aware of the potential dangers insect bites could cause. Diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika, and Lyme’s Disease are precipitated by a bug bite. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created some guidelines for avoiding bites. Use insect repellent. The first step towards avoiding bug bites is to…

Zika Virus in Texas

The Zika Virus is typically spread to people through mosquito bites and can be spread from mother to baby. Aside from mosquito bites, spread of the virus has also been confirmed via sexual transmission and blood transfusions. For the most part, symptoms are mild to non-existent, and most last for just a few days. Some…

Travelers Guide: Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika

Travelers Guide: Protect Yourself From Diseases The holiday season is coming up, if you are visiting family and friends in areas with chikungunya, dengue, or Zika you are at risk of getting those diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a guideline of how to prevent insect-borne diseases. Before you learn how to…

What is the Latest News From the CDC?

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added Montserrat to its interim travel guidance related to the Zika virus. The CDC announced the news on Monday, November 21. Montserrat was added to the list of travel notices at Level 2, which means people traveling there should “practice enhanced precautions” when…

Benefits to an All-Natural Insect Repellent

All-Natural Insect Repellent Warmer weather surfaces mosquitos, ticks, and other pesky insects. People often turn to insect repellents to decrease the chance of getting a bug bite. However, they do not necessarily know the benefits or detriments to their repellent choice. The Department of Environmental Protection suggested that an all-natural insect repellent is better for…

What Viruses can be Spread Through Insect Bites?

Virus From Insect Bites A host of viruses can be spread through insect bites. Find out which insects and viruses are most common below. The Carriers and the Viruses ·      Mosquitos. Mosquitos come in different species; Aedes, Anopheles and Culex. All three have differing habits, including when they are active, when they like to bite…

What Diseases Can Be Transmitted By Mosquitos?

Mosquito Borne Diseases Mosquitos are some of the biggest pests out there today. They buzz around your body until they find the perfect spot to bite. There are plenty of ways to prevent mosquito bites, but none of them are 100 percent effective. You can only do so much to prevent a mosquito bite. If…

West Nile Virus and How it’s Transmitted

West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is one of the most commonly known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. It was first discovered in 1937 and made its way to North America in 1999 for the first time. For the most part, the main method of transmission is via mosquitoes, but there are other ways for this…

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