Bites and Stings News

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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

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