Tag: mosquito-borne illnesses

Mosquito-borne Dengue Case Reported in Miami-Dade —...

Florida health officials have confirmed a locally acquired case of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. It is the first...

November 21, 2018

Protecting Your Kids From Mosquito Bites

The case of an Asheville, North Carolina boy who came down with a life-threatening type of encephalitis (swelling of the...

August 14, 2018

Roundup: ‘Gaming Disorder,’ Obesity Rates and Keystone...

‘Gaming Disorder’ Proposed as New Disease by World Health Organization (WHO) Whether it’s Fortnite, Candy Crush, Grand Theft Auto or...

June 22, 2018

Roundup: Insect-Borne Disease, Living Longer and Depression

Diseases From Mosquito, Flea and Tick Bites Have Tripled in U.S., CDC Says Cases of diseases in the U.S. contracted...

May 4, 2018

Mosquito Protection: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Even with a somewhat diminished Zika threat — for now — mosquito season remains in full swing for South Florida...

August 21, 2017

Watch Now: Zika Prevention Linked to Mosquito...

Miami-Dade County mosquito control officials have launched a “Drain and Cover” campaign that encourages all residents to drain standing water...

June 14, 2016

Experts Study Link Between Zika Virus and...

(Video caption: Heber Varela, M.D., a neurologist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, discusses Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a neurological disorder, and...

March 24, 2016

More Data Needed on Zika Virus, Says...

Florida's surgeon general said the state is prepared to address the Zika virus based on a proven history of combating...

February 24, 2016

News Roundup: Latest on Zika Virus; Risk...

As of Feb. 12, there are 52 cases of Zika virus in the United States. All cases are associated with...

February 12, 2016

CDC: Guidelines to Reduce Exposure to Mosquito...

As of today, there are 35 cases in the U.S. of the Zika virus, a mosquito-carried disease that as been...

February 9, 2016

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