Bites and Stings News

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6/14/2017
Bed bugs and Travel

Could you identify a bed bug in a lineup of insects?

6/12/2017
A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

6/12/2017
Health Tip: Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

Take care of repairs and water problems

6/10/2017
Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study

Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

5/31/2017
Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings - for Good

Taking steps to keep pests away is key in multi-unit housing, insect specialist says

5/24/2017
Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways

Virus strains came from the Caribbean and Latin America, researchers say

5/23/2017
5/11/2017
Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

4/28/2017
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

4/15/2017
Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun

Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

4/14/2017
Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika

Genetic fragments, but not live virus, were found; researchers call for more testing of mosquito types

4/13/2017
Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin

Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

4/10/2017
Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

3/31/2017
Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

New fungal-based pesticide might knock out insects that survive current chemicals

3/9/2017
U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

2/3/2017
Health Tip: Leave Bed Bugs Behind

Steps to avoid bringing them home

1/17/2017
Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks

U.S. National Park Service and CDC advise using insect repellents on clothes and skin

1/12/2017
Scientists Create Mosquitoes Resistant to Dengue Virus

Hope is to eventually make the bugs fend off multiple infections, including Zika

12/6/2016
New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

11/14/2016
Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

11/11/2016
Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida

These cousins to the common variety haven't been seen since the 1930s or '40s

10/20/2016
Snakebites a Rising Danger for U.S. Children

Florida, Texas account for one-quarter of nation's attacks, study finds

10/19/2016
New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

9/27/2016
Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/4/2016
3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys

Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

8/3/2016
Heating Luggage Sends Bedbugs Packing

Just 6 minutes at about 160 degrees F kills the creepy critters, study says

8/1/2016
Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer

Here's what parents can do

7/28/2016
Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

7/23/2016
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

7/22/2016
Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

7/21/2016
Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop

Sleeping with a feathered friend nearby may keep some biting bugs at bay, researchers find

6/30/2016
Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

6/29/2016
Health Tip: Avoiding Insect Stings

How to minimize bug bites

6/21/2016
Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect

Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

6/14/2016
Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer

Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

6/7/2016
Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

6/2/2016
Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

5/26/2016
Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.

They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

5/22/2016
7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

5/17/2016
Health Tip: Apply Mosquito Repellent Correctly

Protect your family from bites

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

4/29/2016
Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings

Evidence favors hot water or hot packs to ease pain

4/25/2016
Bed Bugs Drawn to Red and Black Colors

Critters strongly prefer those bedroom hues to green and yellow, study found

4/22/2016
Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season

There are ways to shield yourself from bug bites, excess sun and other backyard hazards, experts say

4/13/2016
Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

4/6/2016
U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight Zika

More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

4/5/2016
Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

Half the time, residents are unaware of infestations, researchers say