Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lone Star ticks in Illinois can carry, transmit Heartland virus

Researchers have confirmed that Heartland virus, an emerging pathogen with potentially dire consequences for those infected, is present in Lone Star ticks in two Illinois counties hundreds of miles apart. Lone Star ticks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taking care of a tick bite

Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted ...

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Easing the itch of a mosquito bite

There are millions of mosquitoes swarming this summer, sucking blood and leaving itchy, red bumps on the skin.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Grassroots dog vaccinations can help stop rabies, but not alone

In the US, dying from rabies is virtually unheard of. But around the world, rabies kills 59,000 people every year. Ninety-nine percent of those deaths are caused by dog bites; half of the people killed are children. There's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

The pathogens mosquitoes spread by sucking our blood cause over half a million deaths each year and hundreds of millions of cases of severe illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.

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