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Safe Use of Insect Repellents Can Minimize Itching, Scratching

Summer is back, and so are mosquitoes. Before you reach for the insect repellent, review these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Apply repellents only to exposed skin and clothing, following the directions on the product label. Read … more

Wild Rabbits in Pueblo Testing Positive for Tularemia

Fox News.com August 19, 2016 Public Health Officials in Pueblo confirmed another wild rabbit has tested positive for tularemia in Pueblo County. This positive rabbit verifies tularemia is throughout the area south of Hwy 50 in Pueblo West, Colorado. All … more

CDC to Pregnant Women: Avoid Another Part of Miami

CNN.com Friday, August 19, 2016 Pregnant women should not travel to an area of Miami Beach where local Zika virus transmission has been confirmed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. This is in addition to a previously … more

West Nile Virus a Concern in Boulder, CO Area

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Dr. Jon LaPook: Q&A on Zika, DEET and Pregnancy

August 10, 2016 CBSNews.com With more than 20 locally-transmitted cases of Zika now reported in South Florida, many people — especially pregnant women — are worried about how to combat the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Zika can cause devastating … more

Is DEET safe for pregnant women?

August 9, 2016, CSB Evening News Zika has reached mosquitoes in the U.S., and many pregnant women are wondering if it is safe to use insect repellent with DEET. Dr. Jon LaPook explains there are repellents that are safe. Read … more

Scammers, bug spray companies capitalizing on Zika fears

Fox News Health, foxnews.com, August 5, 2016 Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it. Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, … more

City to Spray for Mosquitoes Tonight

Herald Banner, August 2, 2016, (Source: Greenville Mosquito Control) The City of Greenville will spray for mosquitoes tonight, due to the fact more mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The city announced Tuesday that trapped mosquitoes in … more

Best Way to Protect Yourself From Zika

KHOU.com August 2, 2016, (Source: CDC, EPA) Removing standing water, staying inside and wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants are all good ways to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes. But when it’s 100 degrees, and you have to go outside, bug … more

Mosquitoes in Chicopee tested for West Nile every 10 days

WWLP.com August 2, 2016, (Source: Chicopee Health Dept.) Reports show that the threat level in western Massachusetts, and most of the state, is still considered low. The Chicopee Health Department said 1 out of 1,700 mosquitoes collected in the area … more

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