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Archive for December 2016

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 […]