Checkup Newsroom (chikungunya)

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
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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April
12,
2016
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
At a White House briefing on April 11, leading U.S. health officials raised concerns about the spread of Zika virus, including the threat of it coming to this country. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initia...
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2015
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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2014
August
22,
2014
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
The first case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes, has been reported in Tarrant County. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed the first imported case of chikungunya...
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