Category: Zika News and Updates on Insect Borne Diseases

Potentially-deadly tick-borne virus…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST ATLANTA — Doctors are raising the alarm about a new and potentially deadly tick-borne illness spreading across the country. It's called the Powassan virus. It's carried by the same tick …

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too 3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito species that's the …
Using essential oils to stop mosquitoes

Using essential oils to stop mosquitoes

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST MONTGOMERY, Texas – Essential oils are a healthy and effective way to stop mosquitoes and other bugs, according to oils expert April Ree of Deer Lake Lodge in Montgomery. She …

Houston doctor fights Zika and…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON – Fortune Magazine just named a Houston scientist as one of 34 leaders changing health care in America. "So, what we're doing here, this is often the first step …

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As …

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It …

West Nile back in North Texas

Students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center examine mosquitoes caught in traps set up at Fort Worth fire stations to monitor the spread of West Nile virus. (Photo: WFAA) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN …

Risk of Zika on the rise as warmer…

A pregnant woman, who recently lived in El Salvador, has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to the Legacy Community Health on Thursday. (Photo: KHOU) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST TEMPLE, Texas — There …

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow Where do we stand one year after WHO announced Zika as a public health emergency? International spread has continued, while surveillance has improved. In line with WHO advice, innovative approaches …
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Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A parched climate might …