Checkup Newsroom (West Nile)

2018
October
08,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating six children who have been diagnosed with a rare illness that resembles polio, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Cook Children's medical staff saw its own cluster of patients in 2016 and has se...
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2017
June
19,
2017
| 11:40 PM America/Chicago
Let's learn something about ... DEET! DEET gets a pretty bad rap. In a day and age where people are pushing for the more "natural" approaches to prevention and medical care, DEET seems to be the least natural thing out there, right? You know wh...
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2016
July
14,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
West Nile and Zika. As we expected, both mosquito-borne illnesses have been reported in Tarrant County. West Nile On July 13, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed the first case of West Nile virus for the 2016 season. The case is fr...
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July
01,
2016
| 09:22 PM America/Chicago
Baby frogs like funny dogs. Baby hogs like daddy’s dogs. That’s how I remembered this: Blood, frogs, lice, flies, disease, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, death. You might ask, why was I learning the order of the plagues? Obviously, for a bi...
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2015
December
08,
2015
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
You spent the weekend outside playing with your kids or hanging up Christmas lights. Then you walk inside, feel your arm itching and see the familiar red bumps on your arms. Mosquitoes! In December? Why are we still seeing mosquitoes three week...
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May
26,
2015
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
Summer mosquito cause more than an annoying itch. We've already seen the first case of West Nile virust carrying mosquito in  The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I remember last year as story after story reported our cities varying counter assaults a...
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