Pest Diseases Detected Early in the YearDr. Jim Fredericks
Monday, March 24, 2014
Many pests such as rodents and ticks
have the potential to spread diseases to humans. Although it is
only the first week of spring, several pest-related illnesses are
already being seen.
Health officials in California have reported
flea-borne typhus in a person, Hantavirus in a
West Nile virus in a bird. According to officials, this is the
earliest that West Nile virus has been found but the findings of
typhus and Hantavirus are not out of the ordinary.