Mosquitoes Small But Dangerous

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Mosquitoes are typically smaller than a shirt button, but they can pose big health risks. More than 200 species are found throughout North America, some of which can transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that cause encephalitis, or swelling of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 19,500 […]


West Nile Virus Remains A Persistent Threat

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West Nile Virus, the disease transported by infected mosquitos, continues to remain a threat to the American populace. Already this year, California has recorded over 200 cases resulting in the deaths of five of her residents. With August and September being peak months for this ailment, people across the country are being encouraged to take […]


Don T Get Bugged By Mosquitoes This Year

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Warm, wet weather has led to the early arrival of the West Nile virus this year. The pools of standing water left from the rains serve as excellent breeding places for mosquitoes, including those that carry the West Nile virus. Since the West Nile virus was first identified in the U.S. in 1999, mosquitoes have […]


Tips For Travellers To The Tropics

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I went on my first holiday to the tropics recently. I was afraid of catching a disease, so I did a bit of research, and took some precautions. Here are some tips I found useful. 1. Get your shots. I spent a short time in areas relatively free of mosquito-borne disease. The key word is […]


Prepare Yourself For Nature And The Outdoors

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Camping outside in the woods or forest with your family, friends, and loved ones can be a very enjoyable experience. Whether sitting around the campfire and telling stories or bird watching and exploring nature, being outdoors can leave you with unforgettable memories. Now what memories you will leave with depends on how well you are […]


Does Your Pet Dog Suffer From Heartworms

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Dog heartworm is a common disease among canines in the United States. Discovered in 1856, the worms mainly live in your dog’s heart and major blood vessels. The worms, especially on worst cases, seriously impair the heart’s operations. Worse, they could also clog your dog’s blood vessels. These infections result to body weight losses, chronic […]


Mosquito Tips And Traps Take A Safer Bite Out Of Bug Season

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Bug spray should repel insects, not your family-but some of the chemicals used in mosquito repellent can sometimes do exactly that. A recent study shows 60 percent of Americans shy away from any insect repellent, even when the mosquito-borne West Nile virus may be a serious threat. Add to that a Centers for Disease Control […]