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Rat Lungworm is a Thing

Rat lungworm infection actually is a real thing. If you think the name sounds odd, that is nothing compared to how this infection gets around and what it does.

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Talk About Insects Making Your Skin Crawl

I first thought that “Insects make my skin crawl!” was just an expression. I mean, please say it isn’t really so, right? Well, I am sorry to say that in some cases it is actually true!


New Rodent Infection Threatening Humans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting health officials to manage an outbreak of Seoul Virus. Learn more about this public health threat.

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Warming Weather May Bring Unanticipated Consequences for Pet Owners

There are a number of pests and diseases that pets may pick up as they romp around outdoors. Worse yet, there are a number of infections that can be spread from pets to people.


Warming Weather Brings Heightened Concerns About Zika

The Zika virus swept through much of Latin America and the Caribbean with terrible consequences, but it only established a toehold in Florida and Texas in 2016. What will 2017 bring?


How To Safely And Easily Remove A Tick

Found a tick on your skin? Follow this step-by-step guide to safely and successfully remove a tick.

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The “Triple Threat” of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes pose a triple threat to our health in the form of dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika virus. Learn more about these mosquito-borne diseases.


Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

You may have seen the recent news headlines about Zika virus, a rare mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the United States. Here's what you need to know.

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Mouse Meningitis: What You Need to Know

There’s another rodent-borne viral infectious disease people should be aware of as we enter the winter season — Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, or LCM.


Making Headlines: Dengue Fever in Paradise

Since September, health officials in Hawaii have reported 145 cases of dengue fever on the Big Island. Read about the symptoms and treatment of this mosquito-borne disease.


Making Headlines: The Prevalence of Plague

Many people don’t realize it, but the bubonic plague is actually alive and well and living in the United States. Find out how it's spread and how to prevent it.


Zoonotic Diseases: Be Wary of What Pets Bring Home

Although the spread of diseases from animals to people is rare, pets do sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. Learn more about common zoonotic diseases.