Bats and Rabies: A Public Health Concern

Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. They eat disease-carrying mosquitoes and crop-consuming insects. Unfortunately, bats also carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Bats are the leading cause of human rabies deaths in the United States. According to the CDC, at least 7 out of 10 Americans who died from rabies in the U.S. were exposed to infected bats.

2024-05-31T14:04:18-05:00June 5, 2024|

Tick Season: What You Need to Know

When warmer weather arrives, nearly everyone welcomes the opportunity to go outside. Unfortunately, ticks also become active. The following information will help you recognize ticks, know where they live, and understand how to protect yourself and your loved ones from tick bites.

2024-04-29T11:56:22-05:00May 1, 2024|

The Food Recall Process and Public Health

In order to safeguard public health, we must maintain high quality and safety standards for food products distributed throughout the United States. However, despite rigorous quality control measures, occasionally, a product may pose a risk to consumers. Risks associated with food products may be due to product contamination, mislabeling, or other issues.

2024-04-22T11:39:32-05:00April 24, 2024|
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