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H1N1 flu: what you need to know

H1N1 influenza — commonly called swine flu — is a new strain of flu that has not been seen before in the United States. It was originally labeled swine flu because it was similar to influenza viruses that often affect pigs, but research has found that it is in fact very different. H1N1 has been […]

Lyme disease is deceptive

Lyme disease is a condition with various symptoms that can mimic other disorders. It is the most common arthropod-borne illness, or “arbovirus” in the United States. A parvovirus is the name given to arthropod-borne viruses, that is, viruses that are transmitted to people and mammals by blood-feeding insects. Illness occurs when the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi […]