Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Debunking 4 common myths about ticks

Blooming flowers, chirping birds and long-awaited rays of sunshine: The first signs of spring are often greeted with joy. But soon comes the realization that with warm weather comes ticks.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal insecticide use during pregnancy and neonatal jaundice

The data of 61,751 pregnant women, out of approximately 100,000 collected by the Japan Environment and Children's Study, showed the association between the maternal usage of insecticides and insect repellents during pregnancy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Insect spray chemical can kill coronavirus: UK study

A chemical used in insect repellent can kill the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a preliminary study by Britain's defense laboratory published on Wednesday.

Health

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

When mosquito and tick season meets COVID-19

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, people are spending more time at socially distanced outdoor gatherings, whether picnics in parks with friends or backyard movie nights with neighbors. But as we escape the confines of COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2010 to 2017 saw > 5,000 travel-linked dengue virus cases in U.S.

(HealthDay)—During 2010 to 2017, there were 5,009 travel-associated and 378 locally acquired confirmed or probable dengue virus cases in the United States, according to research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the U.S. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protection from mosquitoes key to avoid West Nile virus

August to September is the peak of the West Nile virus (WNV) season and Atlanta area health officials have reported finding mosquitoes testing positive for the pathogen, including from 11 locations across DeKalb County. No ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

It's mosquito season: here's how to protect yourself

(HealthDay)—Summer is synonymous with mosquitoes, and that means possible exposure to the West Nile and Zika viruses. Both are spread mainly through mosquito bites.

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