Category: Bug Bites

Tick Spread Parasitic Disease on the Rise

April 5th, 2023
Cases of a parasitic disease spread by ticks has been on the rise, health officials reported. Babesiosis on the Rise Humans acquire babesiosis from deer ticks whose bites can transmit the parasite that infects red blood cells. Most transmissions occur… more »

Death Toll From Rare Mosquito Born Virus Rises

October 3rd, 2019
At least 11 people have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare disease spread by mosquitoes. What is EEE? Eastern equine encephalitis, commonly known as EEE, is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. There are typically five to 10 human case… more »

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 2nd, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme infection in the United States each year, or 10 times as many as reported.  As May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Insurance Administrator of Ameri… more »

Rise in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

June 7th, 2017
Summer is bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease. Powassan Virus Over the past decade… more »

Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

June 29th, 2016
Summertime means it is open season for mosquitoes! While some people aren't as effected by these pesky insects, there are others who always seem to be a mosquito target. Mosquito Magnets One in about 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes. It's… more »