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The House Fly: More Than Just a Household Annoyance

Although house flies are a familiar disturbance, they are also a major carrier of communicable diseases. Learn how to prevent them from entering the home.


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.


New Invasive Tick Becomes Established in the United States

The longhorned tick has made its home in the United States. Learn more about this first known invasive tick to become established in the the country in fifty years.

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Typhus in the United States

In October 2018, there was a major outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this dangerous illness.

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The 411 on Hantavirus

Hantavirus is back in the news. Read about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this virus carried by several types of rodents.


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?

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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.