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SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Information Apr 9th, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 also known as COVID-19 virus has caused a worldwide pandemic resulting in over 500,000 deaths in the United States alone to date.  The rate and mode of transmission is rapid and linked to close contact, person to person, respiratory droplets and airborne particles.  Prior to release of three currently...

Common Summertime Illnesses-Part Two Aug 27th, 2020

Poisonous Plants: “Leaves of 3’s, leave them be”  Some plants produce an oil called urushiol that can cause an inflammatory reaction when in contact with the skin, sometimes producing a rash and/or irritated skin  Poison Ivy: Shiny green leaves growing in low shrubs or vines, turns red in the fall ...

Common Summertime Illnesses-Part One Apr 16th, 2020

TICKBORNE ILLNESSES  Tickborne diseases are transferred from ticks to humans through infected bites.  Ticks live year-round but are more active in the warmer months of April to September.  Ticks are found usually in grassy, woody or shrubby areas but can also be found in residential backyards.  Clothing, camping gear, and...

Influenza Season 2019-2020 Nov 7th, 2019

Influenza Season 2019-2020   Flu Facts for 2017-2018 49 million flu illnesses 960, 000 hospitalizations due to flu 79, 000 flu--related deaths in the U.S. 40% of the US population were vaccinated last year What is the Flu?   An illness to the respiratory system due to the influenza virus....