The CDC says there are no vaccines or medicines available for most viruses spread by mosquitoes, with the exception of Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever. Travelers planning on visiting areas at-risk of those viruses should get the proper vaccinations. … [Read more...] about Prevent mosquito-spread viruses this summer with these tips
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Back home in Sololá and job hunting, Ibate’s son Eduardo had one word for his detention in Laredo, Texas: “suffering.” Of some hundred migrants he said were crammed into one frigid cell — he didn’t know if any were sick — he spoke to few, concentrating only on trying to stay warm. … [Read more...] about Central America fears Trump could deport the coronavirus
Cats do not appear to be susceptible to Lyme disease. In the southern United States, however, they can catch the tick-borne Cytauxzoon felis, a parasitic disease that is often fatal. To protect your cat and your household, it's important to use a tick-preventative treatment if the animal spends time outdoors. … [Read more...] about Warmer weather means it’s time to be tick aware
Now it seems that SARS-CoV-2 [the virus that causes COVID-19] may be one of the various triggers for symptoms that look like Kawasaki in a genetically susceptible host. We are working with centers across the world to collect the data on these kids and share that data to find out if there is a predisposition in certain ethnicities, and what the age range is going to be. … [Read more...] about What’s the link between the coronavirus and the Kawasaki-like disease MIS-C?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that while many young people who got coronavirus did not have serious problems, health experts are investigating a virus-related complication in children across the country, dubbed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. … [Read more...] about Some Americans take a holiday from social distancing and officials fear future spikes in coronavirus cases