The Zika virus has now spread to the U.S. and there is currently no vaccine to prevent it. According to UnitedHealthcare Global’s most recent update on the status of the virus, 75 percent of those affected with the virus will not show symptoms.
Hantavirus was first identified in the U.S. in 1993 and found to be carried by the common deer mouse. It causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in the U.S. and should not be confused with hantavirus originating in Asia which causes Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS).
In Texas, we hear a lot about ticks and the diseases they can cause. However, mites are just as troublesome but less well-known, close cousins of the tick that can infect humans and pets. There are several types of mites that can pose a threat to your health and your household.
If there’s one thing that can be said about this fantastic state, it’s that everything really is bigger in Texas! But we aren’t talking about just the sheer size of the state--we’re talking about all the fun you can have simply by getting in the car and hitting the road!