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Environmental News, National Health News, Newsroom Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

sses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers […]

5/2/18 at 2:23 pm     283      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News, Newsroom Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

gineers led by Manu Prakash of Stanford University have developed a program that is able to distinguish mosquito species from the distinctive sounds they make when they fly. Moreover, it’s so sensitive that recordings from even the most basic cell phone are good enough for the program to do its thing. The recordings can then […]

11/22/17 at 1:05 pm     467      , ,     Forbes
National Health News Zika Virus: What Happened When

Zika Virus: What Happened When

it was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus was known mostly as a short-lived and mild illness. In 2015, that all changed. An outbreak in Brazil is suspected of causing cases of a serious birth defect, microcephaly, and a potentially crippling disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome. As the mosquito-borne illness spreads across the Americas, […]

2/10/16 at 3:06 pm     992      ,     NPR
Local Health News Health officials announce 7th human case of West Nile in Mass.

Health officials announce 7th human case of West Nile in Mass.

assachusetts Department of Public Health announced the seventh human case of West Nile virus in the state in 2015. Health officials said the female patient is a Suffolk County resident in her 90s who likely contracted the virus in the Suffolk County area. The woman has been hospitalized as a result of her infection. […]

10/6/15 at 1:19 pm     812      ,     WCBV
National Health News As mosquito-borne illnesses threaten U.S., less money spent fighting them

As mosquito-borne illnesses threaten U.S., less money spent fighting them

ses spread by mosquitoes pose a growing threat to the health of Americans, with the risk at its greatest during these hot summer months. But you wouldn’t know that from the amount of money being spent to track West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya and other illnesses spread by pests like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, a […]

6/12/15 at 5:03 pm     908      , , ,     Medical Xpress