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West Nile Virus

Update July 17, 2019:  The Hamilton County Public Health Department says recently trapped mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus. – WKRC-Cincinnati Mosquitoes are an annoying part of summer that can certainly put a damper on outdoor activities. Plus, some mosquitoes can carry bacteria, parasites, or viruses that can cause diseases in humans. One…
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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the fasting growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States according to the CDC. It was first identified in 1975 after tiny ticks were discovered to be infected with the bacterium.  If you’ve found a tick on yourself, don’t panic. Knowing the symptoms what to do should reduce your chances of getting…
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World Malaria Day raises awareness on illness

World Malaria Day 2019: Zero Malaria Starts With Me

World Malaria Day April 25 is World Malaria Day. “Zero Malaria Starts With Me” is the 2019 theme. Read on to learn more about Malaria, the people impacts around the world, and what we can all do to protect ourselves. Symptoms of Malaria Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne infectious disease. The disease…
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How Weather Affects Mosquitoes

After a long winter, most of us here in Cincinnati are ready for spring. The warmer temperatures encourage us to head out to enjoy the great outdoors, our backyards, parks, and pools. But for mosquitoes, those same warm spring temperatures are like an alarm clock. Read on to learn more about how weather affects mosquitoes,…
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What’s in Your Insect Spray?

‘Natural’ Doesn’t Always Mean Safe. Mosquitoes and their itchy bites can be more than just an annoyance. They may also pose a heath risk to humans and pets if they are carrying diseases such as West Nile, St Louis Encephalitis, and heart worm disease. In fact, the only way a dog can become infected with…
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