Bites and Stings News

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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

8/8/2014
Health Tip: Safely Remove a Tick

Use fine-tipped tweezers

8/3/2014
Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

7/29/2014
Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

7/22/2014
Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

Remedies to help fight the pain and itch

7/18/2014
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

7/17/2014
1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.

Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

7/6/2014
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

6/20/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

6/19/2014
Health Tip: Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Eliminate sources of standing water

6/9/2014
Health Tip: Follow Instructions on Insect Repellent

And store product away from children

6/7/2014
Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas

Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

5/31/2014
Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

5/25/2014
Don't Let the Warm Weather Leave You Snakebitten

If bitten, call 911 but keep the snake away from the ER

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/13/2014
Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

3/11/2014
Health Tip: Infested With Bedbugs?

Signs they're snuggling in your bed

3/3/2014
Ah, Spring . . . And a Snakebite Alert

Texas veterinarian warns that warmer weather puts people, pets at greater risk