Substances in mosquito saliva trigger immune system responses that can increase the severity of the diseases they transmit, like Zika virus, West Nile, malaria, and dengue fever.
A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that one in three waterborne illness outbreaks in the United States between 2000 and 2014 could be traced to hotel pools or hot tubs.
The number of illnesses caused by mosquito, tick, and flea bites in the United States rose from 27,388 cases in 2004 to more than 96,075 cases in 2016, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Results of a new study suggest the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) increases the risk for seven diseases in some people who contract the virus.
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Health experts have known for decades that certain infectious agents can be found in semen, but scientists have made discoveries that have expanded that list.