The Zika Virus and the Aedes Mosquito

Mosquito on finger

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Aedes species of mosquito is the main vector/carrier that transmits the viruses that cause Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever, among others. The viruses are passed on to humans through the bites of an infective female Aedes mosquito, which mainly acquires the virus while feeding on the…

Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York has introduced the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2015, intended to enhance the federal government’s ability to research, identify and treat the disease, as well as boost the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) nationwide ability to stop the spread of…