west nile virus

A mans arm with a bug bite on it. (Photo: Getty Images)

Don’t Bug Me

Surviving Summer’s Biting Bugs Mosquito, bee and spider bites can bring summer fun to a standstill. While many are simply as annoying as a pesky fly, others can cause more serious conditions.   “There are a lot of urban legends out there,” said Dr. Christopher Heron, an
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Mosquitos can carry West Nile Virus. (Photo: James Gathany/Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Bug Off

Bites and Stings Can Lead to Other Things For many people, bug bites and bee stings aren’t a big deal beyond a small irritation. But for some, it could mean the start of a painful – possibly long-term or even deadly – experience. Despite their size, ticks, mosquitos and bees can
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Mosquitoes don't migrate very far, so just clearing out stagnant water will drastically decrease the likelihood of mosquito bites. (Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Bite Me

West Nile Virus Usually Not Cause for Alarm Some people may be holding their breath wondering what recently reported cases of West Nile virus in nearby states mean for enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 2012 was one of the United States’ worst outbreaks of the virus,
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