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Archive for January 2017

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted from a tick bite. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they receive approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease each year. However, that number is not an accurate representation of every Lyme disease case in America. Therefore, the CDC conducted two studies to improve public health. […]

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 […]