Bites and Stings News

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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

4/1/2016
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

3/29/2016
Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus

Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

3/25/2016
CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/17/2016
Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer

Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

3/16/2016
New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

2/29/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/25/2016
Health Tip: Did the Bedbugs Bite?

Learn these warning signs