Bites and Stings News

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2/18/2016
U.S. Travelers Seek More Zika Details

Most intend to stick with their plans -- while packing bug repellent, survey finds

2/16/2016
In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

2/15/2016
WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

2/12/2016
CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/11/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/10/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

2/8/2016
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

2/5/2016
Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research

Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

2/5/2016
CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

2/4/2016
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

2/3/2016
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

2/2/2016
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

2/1/2016
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

1/29/2016
U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

1/28/2016
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

1/28/2016
Bedbugs Biting Back Against Insecticide

Researchers find a strong resistance to the most widely used pesticide group

12/23/2015
U.S. Teen Treated for Rare Rat-Bite Fever

Only 200 cases have been reported since 1839, research reveals

12/3/2015
Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever Cases

122 cases of the extremely painful, but rarely fatal, disease have been reported since mid-September

10/30/2015
Snake Bites Take Big Global Toll, Especially Among the Poor

Shortage and cost of antivenom, need for training are issues in nations where bites are common, researcher says

9/3/2015
West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

9/1/2015
Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites

Suggestions to help ease the itch

8/20/2015
Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation

Here's how to protect yourself from blood-sucking parasites that may be sharing your hotel suite

8/12/2015
Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says

About 329,000 cases actually occur each year

8/7/2015
Health Tip: Avoid Bug Bites

Tips to prevent the itch and pain

7/8/2015
Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

7/5/2015
Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

6/26/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With a Bee Sting

Use tweezers to remove stinger

6/24/2015
Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

6/11/2015
As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

6/5/2015
Health Tip: Caring for Bug Bites

Don't scratch, do check yourself when you come inside

6/4/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Dog Bites

Don't approach one that's sleeping, eating or playing with a toy

6/1/2015
Health Tip: Check for Ticks

After you come from outside

5/30/2015
New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks

These pests breed indoors and may be resistant to common pesticides

5/24/2015
Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?

Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

4/24/2015
Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

4/23/2015
Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

Study found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects

4/17/2015
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

4/14/2015
Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

Suggestions for safer use

3/23/2015
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom

The mammals are immune to snakes' poisons, pointing to better antidotes for people

2/27/2015
In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

1/21/2015
Health Tip: Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Bags

Tips to avoid these hitchhikers when you travel

1/16/2015
Rare Virus Discovered in Common Tick

Scientists not yet sure of risk to humans

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

12/18/2014
Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

11/4/2014
What Snake Caused That Bite? New DNA Test Might Tell

Technology could save many lives in countries where venomous snakes are common

9/19/2014
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

8/15/2014
Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says