The first set of blood screening tests for the tickborne parasite Babesia microti have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.
Some patients who are experiencing flulike symptoms might actually be afflicted with babesiosis, a malaria-like disease that peaks from May to September.
Illnesses caused by excessive and improper use of insecticides to control bedbug infestations are on the rise and may have contributed to the death of a 65-year-old North Carolina woman.