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Vets Get Involved In Tick Awareness Month

With the month of May not too far in the distance, vets and VNs in the United Kingdom are making plans on how they are going to get involved in tick awareness month. It’s to help spread awareness, in particular […]

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Mosquitoes Are After Your Blood Early This Year!

Mosquito season is upon us already! There have been sightings of these swarming, disease spreading pests earlier than usual and with spring on our doorstep, it’s time to take action if you’ve not done so already. These critters are out […]

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Powassan Virus: There’s More to Ticks than Lyme Disease

Tick borne disease tends to flag up immediate thoughts of Lyme disease. It’s the most common one right? The one everyone talks about. But what about those other nasty illnesses that these tiny arachnids can spread.
Another Tick-Borne Disease Growing in the […]

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Is Your Back Yard a Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes?

The Asian Tiger mosquito is one of the most common species of this disease spreading pest in Virginia. This bug is well known for transmitting west nile virus and has also been related to the spread of zika. With the […]

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A New Device to Detect Zika

Early detection of Zika is an obvious contribution to the reduction of the spread of the virus. A new device based on the technology developed to detect HIV may be able to do this. As there is no current vaccine […]

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