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Stay Safe From Mosquitoes and Zika Virus

As mosquito season kicks into full gear, it’s important to take a walk around your home and yard to identify areas that may be conducive to mosquitoes. Q: What are the symptoms of Zika virus? A: In general, most cases cause no symptoms. Only about 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill. […]

Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes originated in Africa and were most likely brought to the new world via ships in the early 1900s. Their distribution continues to increase worldwide, making them one of the most widespread mosquito species. As their common name suggests, yellow fever mosquitoes are the primary vectors of yellow fever, a prevalent disease in […]

Encephalitis: A Reason to be Concerned about Mosquitoes

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, and is an illness primarily carried by mosquitoes and ticks.Young children, the elderly, and individuals with a weakened immune system are most at risk. Encephalitis usually occurs within two to three weeks after the symptoms of a viral illness appear.   The symptoms of encephalitis are: Headaches Fever […]

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