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Zika Virus In Westchester NY

The Zika virus made its way to Westchester, officials said. The Lower Hudson Valley’s latest Zika case was reported after a man traveled outside the United States and returned with the virus, Caren Halbfinger, spokeswoman for the Westchester County Department of Health, said Thursday. It is the first confirmed case in Westchester, she said. Halbfinger […]

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Congress Recesses Without Acting on Zika Bill

After months of negotiation and national calls to action, Congress will not provide any money to fight the spread of Zika in the United States this summer. The final chance this summer to fund the White House’s February request evaporated in the form of a failed Thursday vote in the Senate. Congress will not provide […]

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Deer Ticks & Lyme disease

Tick Genome Reveals Inner Workings of Versatile Blood-Guzzler An international team of scientists led by Purdue University has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America. February 9, 2016 Public Health Pests WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An international team of scientists led by Purdue University […]

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Reports of Bed Bugs in NYC’s Hotels up 44%, Survey Shows According to the Bedbug Registry, a database that records bed bug-related complaints and sightings, bed bugs have been seen (or felt) in 176 of the 272 hotels that are members of the Hotel Association of New York City. February 12, 2016 Reports of bed […]

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BUGS and the Real Christmas Tree

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Source: Rayanne D. Lehman and James F. Stimmel Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Purchasing a REAL Christmas tree may be a big decision for many people, but fears of introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into the home via the tree are unwarranted. Every […]

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