Checkup Newsroom (mosquito)

2019
May
02,
2019
The mosquitos are out there. And obviously they like to feast on me (see my gorgeous, itchy leg to the right). So I'm right there with you trying to figure out the best next steps. Let’s talk about the satisfaction of avoiding the world’s most ann...
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2018
July
25,
2018
If you’ve chosen to brave the Texas heat this summer, you may have noticed that some of the few creatures to venture out with you are the mosquitoes. Or you maybe you are one of the fortunate souls that never seemed to be bitten by a mosquito. Is ...
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June
05,
2018
School’s out for summer! It’s time for playing at the park, swimming and catching lightning bugs. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when I see many office visits related to insect bites and their complications. It seems like no matter how hard I try ...
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May
25,
2018
Hello, friends! Summer is nearly here! Let's quickly hit some of the most common questions I get around this time of year - about sunscreen, DEET, and life jackets. 1. Sunscreen: Use it! Even on a cloudy, not-very-hot day! 80% of the sun's ...
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2017
July
17,
2017
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported today the first West Nile Virus-associated death of the 2017 season. The death involved a senior adult with underlying medical conditions. Additional details are not being released due to privacy laws. ...
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June
19,
2017
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
November
28,
2016
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today the first case of the Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. The patient lives in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley and was confirmed last week by a lab tes...
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July
01,
2016
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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February
02,
2016
Zika has gained attention from not only the CDC, but the World Health Organization. Leaders from the Who called Zika a “public health emergency of international concern,” earlier in the week, because how fast the virus is spreading and the continu...
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January
22,
2016
The Zika virus? Up until recently, you probably had never heard of it. Discovered in Uganda in 1947 by scientists who were working to understand mosquito borne illnesses, the Zika virus has never been high on the radar of medical professionals. Tr...
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2015
December
08,
2015
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
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
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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