Tag: zika virus

Zika Facts: What You Need to Know

In today’s world, it seems that each new day brings something else to fear. Whether it’s a natural disaster, the spread of disease, or the current political climate. While there’s nothing fun about focusing our time and energy about these worries, the best thing we can do to protect ourselves and our families is become more informed. Today we’ll be talking about Zika virus, a trending topic which is a growing concern for Americans. We’ll share the facts, giving you the information you need to feel confident that you’re doing all you can to help keep your family safe and… Read more »

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 »

The Zika Virus Reaches the U.S.: Let Mosquito Shield Help You

In recent months, the disease called the Zika Virus has been a hot topic in the news. In this case mosquitoes are more than just pests, they are carriers of dangerous diseases. The disease which is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites (mosquito-borne flavivirus), has been reported in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. You may be wondering how you can help stop this disease, and the answer is to reduce your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes. When the Zika Virus is a Little Too Close to Home This week public health officials… Read more »