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...
What is mosquito bite hypersensitivity?Mosquito bite hypersensitivity is a relatively common disease in cats that occurs during the summer months in warm climates. It is an overreaction of the cat's i...
Scratching. Buzzing. Biting. Itching and even disease. All brought to you by the friendly mosquito. As spring blooms, it helps to know the different types of mosquitoes before heading outdoors.Most pe...
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...
In the medical field, mosquitoes are perhaps the greatest scourge of any insect pest. In much of the world, mosquitoes are the number-one public health menace, it being estimated that they transmit di...