How and Why You Should Prevent a Kissing Bug Infestation

Chagas disease, or “kissing bug disease,” could have a higher mortality rate than previously thought. Why? Because it often goes unreported, and more than half of the U.S. is reporting new cases. [1] [2] Source: Good Housekeeping Chagas is largely asymptomatic, so most people don’t know they have it. Chagas, which is transmitted by the […]

Deadly Fungus Spreads Through U.S. Healthcare Facilities

The number of cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a dangerous multidrug-resistant fungus, in the U.S. has grown from 7 to 122 over the past 9 months, the CDC says in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [1] C. auris can cause severe illness and high mortality (60%), especially among patients who are in intensive-care units, those […]

Fears of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus Increasing, Experts Warn

After working in the garden or taking a walk in the woods, it’s a good common practice to check your body for ticks; but it’s not just Lyme disease you have to worry about anymore. Experts are warning that the Powassan virus, a tick-borne virus that can cause dangerous inflammation in the brain, may be […]