The bites of the common British species of mosquito (Culex pipiens) cause little more than irritation and swelling. In many tropical countries, the Middle East and Southern Asia, species of mosquito i...
With the state of fear caused by the latest scares in the media, it is sometimes easy to gloss over the effects of old killers. Malaria is one such subject. The Devastation Caused by Malaria ...
When you watch any of the medical dramas on television, they are always asking if the patient has traveled somewhere and caught a disease. Well, being bit locally by a tick can be just as bad. Ment...
If you are heading outdoors, you know how aggravating bugs can be. The answer, of course, is to use insect repellent to keep them from biting. Ah, but how does insect repellent actually work?Insect...
As we turn from winter to spring, it is time to get outside again. This, of course, means you have to deal with mosquitoes and the potential of West Nile Virus if bitten. West Nile Virus is a virus...
It is almost time again to book those flights and head off to some fascinating destination on the other side of the world. Before you go, a quick malaria primer should be considered and here it is.Mal...
Spring and summer days are glorious as you sit out in the sun and relax. They can be ruined, however, by that eternal buzzing noise and the occasional bite of mosquito. A few preventative steps can he...
It seems that almost everywhere I go on an outdoor excursion (especially when hunting for waterfalls), mosquitoes are around. It doesn't matter whether I'm in the alpine meadows and forests of Califor...
With all of the diseases that mosquitoes transmit, it's medical science against the mosquitoes, and we have to fight hard just to stay even. Herein, a potpourri of facts about one of nature's most not...
Nothing annoys more than that little buzzing noise you hear of a mosquito flying around your bedroom late at night. Well, one thing does - the itch of a bite. So, how do you go about stopping it?To fi...