Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yet another mosquito-borne threat: The 'Jamestown Canyon virus'

You've probably heard of West Nile virus, but mosquitoes spread various other illnesses, too, including the little-known Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV), which is garnering attention across the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research informs WHO mosquito net guideline update

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its recommendation for malaria-preventing mosquito nets based on new research from the University of Adelaide.

Health

Mosquitoes: Fact and fiction when it comes to bite prevention

No one likes mosquitoes. Their bites can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful reactions and put a damper on even the best summer soiree. They can also carry diseases and viruses such as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), ...

Health

How to stop bug bites from itching

Itching, stinging, and swelling really take the fun out of being outdoors and opening windows in the summer. Most bug bites (usually from mosquitoes) stop itching after a day or two. Others can leave you or your child with ...

Health

A tick to blame for the alpha-gal, meat allergy

You may have heard about alpha-gal syndrome also known as the meat allergy illness or tick bite meat allergy. In a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 110,000 suspected cases ...

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