Tag: disease

Do rats still carry the plague in 2023?

The Plague – also known as the Black Plague, the Bubonic Plague and the Black Death. Does it still exist? Should you be worried if you see a rat, it might carry the plague? We dive into these questions and more in this part-history lesson, part-public health announcement... A Quick History... more
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Hurricane Sandy Could Drive NYC Rats onto Streets and Spread Disease

There are about 8 million people living in New York City. There are also at least that many rodents in the city. Rats usually keep to themselves living underground. However, the flooding of Hurricane Sandy could force rats out of their underground dwellings, according to Rick Ostfeld of the Cary... more
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Hamilton To Spray Tonight Between 6:30 PM & 2 AM

Hamilton to spray for mosquitoes on Thursday Hamilton-Wenham — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a horse was found positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Essex. As a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of EEE, targeted truck spraying in... more
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EEE and West Nile from Mosquitoes Pose Serious Health Risk In MA

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there is an early and consistent presence of EEE from mosquitoes in the area. In Easton, Raynham, Taunton, and West Bridgewater the risk level has been raised from "High" to "Critical," and in Bridgewater and Norton it was raised... more
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Customized Mosquito Treatment Plan For You

Mosquito Treatment We will customize our maintenance programs to fit your personal needs. Each A1 client receives an unique service program that will give you the reliable service and effective mosquito treatment you deserve. Our certified technicians are trained in the latest methods of dealing... more
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Signs, Symptoms & Treatment For The EEEV Disease

Symptoms The incubation period for Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) disease (the time from infected mosquito bite to onset of illness) ranges from 4 to 10 days. EEEV infection can result in one of two types of illness, systemic or encephalitic (involving swelling of the brain, referred... more
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Mosquitoes In Easton Test Positive For EEE

BOSTON (CBS) – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports. The diseased turned up in a mosquito pool collected on July 9 in the town of Easton. As a result, the state officials have... more
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I Have A Tick Bite, Does That Mean I Have Lyme Disease?

No! The chances that you might get Lyme disease from a single tick bite depend on the type of tick, where you acquired it, and how long it was attached to you. Many types of ticks bite people in the U.S., but only blacklegged ticks transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Furthermore, only... more
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Acorn + Mouse = Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for Northeastern US: Due to Acorns and Mice, Not Mild Winter ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2012) — The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter. So reports Dr.... more
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Doctors in the United States should be aware of the risk of mother-to-child transmission of Chagas disease.

First US case of mother-to-child Chagas disease reported Published July 06, 2012 MyHealthNewsDaily A boy born in Virginia two years ago became the known first person in the United States to have acquired Chagas disease from his mother, according to a new report that describes the case. The case... more
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