Tag: encephalitis

The Minnesota “State Bird” – It Could Make You Sick

It’s easy to joke about mosquitoes being the “state bird” of Minnesota because they’re everywhere and dealing with them can feel like an everyday part of life in the summer. Too often, the tendency is to chalk them up to harmless pests and after being bitten by hundreds of them in your lifetime with nothing but an occasional itchy red bump to show, its easy to forget about the risks they can pose. Mosquitoes are actually one of the most prevalent transmitters of disease in the animal kingdom and being able to recognize the symptoms of the most common mosquito-transmitted… Read more »