• Zika Zone Expanded in Miami-Dade Area

    Posted on September 19, 2016

    Tourists flooding the streets and the beaches, well aware they are doing so in the newly expanded Zika zone. Everyone should be protected using 25 percent DEET at least. Wear mosquito repellent.

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  • Ohio - West Nile Virus in Several Counties

    Posted on September 12, 2016

    Statewide, 121 mosquitoes have been found with the West Nile virus. Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you.

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  • The makers of the Thermacell Mosquito Repellant system claim their device will repel disease-carrying mosquitoes and other flying pests. The product packaging states Thermacell creates a 15 x 15 foot mosquito-free zone without the use of stinky, greasy bug spray. “I’ve tried low…

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  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Bay County has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert following the detected presence of West Nile Virus in the area.  Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET…

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  • Evidence of Zika Virus Found in Tears

    Posted on September 6, 2016

    Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study, in mice, helps explain why some Zika patients develop eye disease.…

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  • “If you’re going to be outdoors probably the best things to do is wear an insect repellent such as this one that has DEET in it,” Jeff Burbrink says. (He’s a crops and agriculture educator with Purdue Extension Service.)

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  • Summer is back, and so are mosquitoes. Before you reach for the insect repellent, review these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Apply repellents only to exposed skin and clothing, following the directions on the product label.

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  • Pregnant women should not travel to an area of Miami Beach where local Zika virus transmission has been confirmed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. This is in addition to a previously identified area of transmission north of downtown Miami.

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  • Public Health Officials in Pueblo confirmed another wild rabbit has tested positive for tularemia in Pueblo County. This positive rabbit verifies tularemia is throughout the area south of Hwy 50 in Pueblo West, Colorado. All positive confirmed rabbits were reported to have no…

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  • A record number of mosquitoes are testing positive for the West Nile virus in Boulder, Weld, and Larimer counties.Officials said that between 80 and 90 percent of the insects tested last week were the type of mosquito with the potential to carry the deadly disease — culex…

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  • With more than 20 locally-transmitted cases of Zika now reported in South Florida, many people — especially pregnant women — are worried about how to combat the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Zika can cause devastating birth defects, so it’s important for mothers-to-be to…

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  • Is DEET Safe for Pregnant Women?

    Posted on August 9, 2016

    Zika has reached mosquitoes in the U.S., and many pregnant women are wondering if it is safe to use insect repellent with DEET. Dr. Jon LaPook explains there are repellents that are safe.

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