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Spiders In Florida That Bite
With Global warming: many species that lived only in southern climates are making their way North. I was bit by a brown recluse alomst 30 years - at a time when books said they could not be seen as far north as Virgina. They are making their way toward New England. Maybe brown recluse spiders will make it to Canada eventually. REF: http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-recluse-spiders ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two sightings of yellow-bellied sea snakes in So. Cal. recently. Venom said to be highly toxic (like coral snakes), any bites in the U.S.?
Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more
22 countries:: As of Jan 27, 2016, these countries have Zika virus transmission in the Americas: Barbados Bolivia Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Martinique Mexico Panama Paraguay Puerto Rico Saint Martin Suriname U.S. Virgin Islands Venezuela ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual. Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more
They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances that walking the dogs i will likely catch Lyme disease from deer tick in montauck, hamptons new york this time around?May thru au
What are symptoms from a brown recluse spider bite that are different from a regular house spider?
See below: For brown recluse bites, see www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this. As for house spiders, they shouldn't cause much issues unless the bite gets infected or unless your common house spider turns out to be a hobo spider which can give a bite similar to a recluse. ...Read more
What are the illnesses that I can get by getting bitten by mosquitoes in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before biting me?
Almost none: Mosquito borne infections are extremely rare in the US, especially urban areas. You can look at websites of your local or state health department (or phone them) to see if there are any current, rare outbreaks of mosquito borne problems in your area, but probably not. No worries! ...Read more
Can spider bites cause itching at odd places all over the body except for the limb where the biting occurred?
We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?
Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more