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West Nile Virus

There aren’t many diseases that both humans and their pets can get, but there are some—and more people, living closer together, means that there are increasing numbers of cases. You already know that ticks and fleas can be introduced to your home by pets, but what other diseases do we share? Here’s why it’s just […]

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Peak West Nile

August 26, 2016

West Nile Virus has had all summer to spread (going between birds and mosquitoes then to humans), and people who may have caught it earlier in summer have had time to incubate it and get diagnosed, raising awareness about the disease. That’s all leading into late-August/September, AKA peak West Nile season.

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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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In states where rain is bountiful, everyone is panicking about West Nile Virus. More rain means more mosquitoes, and mosquitoes transmit the virus. The upside is that if you take precautions, especially clearing your yard of standing water, the mosquitoes will go elsewhere, and you can lower your risk of catching West Nile Virus. But […]

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“Above average rainfall” has hit many parts of the US this summer, leaving health officials concerned that it’s going to be another year with lost of West Nile Virus outbreaks. As much as a cool summer evening is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, beware mosquitoes. That means places they breed, times they come […]

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