Recent cases of Zika virus are prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to, for the first time, warn people about traveling to an area within the continental United States.
If you’re trying to avoid mosquito bites, there are four simple ways to do it: Cover up, use insect repellent, stay indoors and eliminate places where the bug can breed.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has expanded the list of countries that pregnant women should avoid traveling to because of high infection rates of the Zika virus.
When you want to avoid mosquitoes, you apply a bug repellent. But other products you put on your body actually may be attracting these pesky blood-suckers.
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Mosquitoes are common this time of year, but sometimes their bite gives you more than just an itch – a mosquito bite can give you the West Nile virus. Find out how to best avoid mosquitos and their bites.
One thing that bugs us about summer is, well, bugs – and the bites they leave behind. Some of them can even make us sick. Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, is an expert on infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic. She says mosquito bites can become a problem if you don’t leave them alone. “Mosquito bites can get … Read More
We’re in the midst of one of the largest West Nile virus outbreaks ever seen in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Forty-seven states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. Infectious disease physician Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, says some people are at higher risk than others, particularly … Read More