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CDC on Zika: Don’t stop as temps drop

October 26th, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise us to not abandon our Zika protective practices just yet. As we nestle into fall, mosquitos are still out and active in Florida. Seeing as there’s, currently, no vaccine or medication for Zika, the best way to protect yourself is through prevention. HOW IS ZIKA CONTRACTED? First thing’s first. It’s important to understand how the virus spreads in order to prevent infection. The virus lives in human body fluids and secretions. The picture here illustrates the ways infected body fluids move among men, women, fetuses, and mosquitoes.... Read More

Better Safe Than Sick

October 11th, 2017

Fall is here. In Jacksonville, fall means a break from hellfire temps, pumpkin-spice everything, Patti Pie, comfy but unsightly UGG Boots (let’s agree to agree on this), snowbirds, and Season 8 of The Walking Dead (pssst … October 22nd … just saying). And also with fall comes flu. Seasonal flu is estimated to cause 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide each year, and many more hospitalizations. Though flu has become a catch-all term for a variety of illnesses, like common cold, it’s actually a respiratory infection specifically caused by three seasonal influenza viruses – influenza A, influenza... Read More