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At least three states are experiencing an “extremely contagious stomach bug” passing through: Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. Even if it’s not (yet) in your state, beware, and use best practices at all times to prevent disease transmission! What is it? The stomach virus lasts a day or two and causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes […]

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At this point it’s not a surprise: another illness transmitted by pests has emerged. The Keystone Virus is spread by mosquito bite, and the first human case of Florida suggests that there’s about to be more. The Keystone virus is likely related to Zika, putting it in a grouping of other tropical mosquito-borne viruses like […]

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Keep some colloidal silver on hand, flu is here. Maine has already confirmed that it has influenza (and a couple of those are from abroad, meaning it’s spreading from multiple places). Usually, October is the start of flu season, and that’s still considered “early”. Flu season normally peaks in January/February (after the holidays), and can […]

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How do we predict flu seasons, and how do we decide what to put in the flu vaccine? One big factor is the sort of flu season the Southern Hemisphere goes through before us, and Australia has had a pretty bad one (and we’ve prepared a matching flu vaccine, so we’re expecting the same strains). […]

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During the summer we naturally gravitate outside, but that means more exposure to ticks (and a much higher chance of catching Lyme Disease!). Lyme Disease carrying ticks are in more than half of US counties… and spreading. Plus, there are other similar diseases in other regions that are also spread by ticks. And even with […]

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