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  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

    SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place. One of the best ways to prevent bug bites is to use an insect [...][...]

  • Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

    FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials say they’re investigating a second possible case of locally transmitted Zika infection. On Tuesday, the first possible case of local infection in the continental United States was reported by the state’s health department. The first case involves a woman in Miami-Dade County, while the second involves [...][...]

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

    By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn’t show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported. However, none of the vaccinated students developed a meningitis infection, the study found. It was the first-eve [...]

  • Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials are investigating what could be the first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the continental United States. Infection with the Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which leads to babies born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. In a statement [...][...]

  • New Clues to Zika’s Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

    TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus. Now, scientists say they’ve gained new insight into how the virus infects the fetus, and a potential means of preventing infection. Zika can cause serious birth defects if a woman becomes infected while pregnant. Thousands of [...][...]