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Prevent West Nile

June 27, 2016

People are scrambling to figure out the best way to fight back against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and other tropical illnesses. Right now, eliminating standing water, checking your bedroom, and keeping your house cool are thought to help (but aren’t 100% airtight prevention). While everyone pays attention to the […]

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It’s essential: support your immune system after a bite. New research has found that insect bites dramatically increase the spread of infection by allowing it to “hitchhike” a ride on your immune cells. Specifically, it’s mosquito saliva that’s allowing viruses like Dengue and West Nile to quickly spread throughout the body on immune cells.

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The peak season for West Nile Virus is late summer, nevertheless one case has already been reported. After last year’s record numbers, states and cities who were affected the worst are preparing more for this year, and you should too. First, avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes, which carry West Nile Virus. Ideally, you should avoid […]

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