The sun is shining, tulips are blooming, and the ticks are crawling. Spring means Vermonters are spending more time outside and need to protect themselves and family members — including our fur children — from tick bites. It is important to prevent tick bites. Ticks can carry pathogens that cause human diseases, such as Lyme […]

Dr. Kemper Alston explains the “superbugs” that everyone is talking about, how to prevent them and what there really is to worry about. Listen to an interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center:    For many, the term superbug conjures up a science fiction disaster movie, and while these bacteria that are resistant to […]

West Nile Virus first reached the United States in 1999. Since that time, it has become the leading vector-borne cause of viral encephalitis in the U.S. By 2010, the number of adults who had been infected with West Nile Virus in the U.S. was estimated to be 3 million, with 13, 000 cases of West […]