Health Hub


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.

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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.

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An Overview of Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

Although Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-borne infection, there are many others that people may not have heard of, but of which they should be aware.


Overview of Powassan Virus

Powassan virus is caused by a tick bite. Read more about this rare tick-borne disease and learn how to avoid tick bites.

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Health Hazards Posed by Rodents

Rodents, such as rats, mice, prairie dogs and rabbits, are associated with a number of health risks. Learn more.


Q&A with Dr. Parada on Insect Bites and Stings

Learn everything there is to know about insect bites – from information on treating mosquito bites to different ways of neutralizing bee stings and wasp stings.

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Overview of Lyme Disease With a Focus on Clinical Progression and Diagnosis

Learn more about Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacteria typically carried by blacklegged deer ticks.