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The Asian Tiger Mosquito and Chikungunya Fever
by Kimberly Allen, RN There’s an invasion going on this summer.  There’s a new unwanted pest that is inviting itself to your outdoor party.  In truth, the Asian Tiger mosquito isn’t new, it actually first arrived in the US in the ’80’s and has increased by 220% in some... Read more
Fight Back Mosquito-Borne Illness This Spring
by Kimberly Allen, RN Spring has arrived and with it comes pools of water from melting snow and rain.  The swamp areas that were once frozen over are now wet and filled with mosquitoes.  There’s wet soil and leaves in almost every yard harboring those small, pesky insects.  Believe... Read more
Worst Year Yet For West Nile Virus

So far this year the west Nile Virus has infected more people than in any other year since it’s discovery in 1999. Usually the WNV peaks in mid August however so far this year 47 states have already reported infections with a total of 1,118 diagnosed cases of West Nile Virus which includes 41 deaths and the season isn’t over yet. The West Nile Virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family which also includes the viruses responsible for yellow fever and certain tick borne…

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