COVID-19 Disinfectant Fogger Depletion

COVID-19 Disinfectant Fogger Depletion

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Tomahawk Power, a leading manufacturer of motorized sprayers in Southern California, is working tirelessly to build more disinfectant foggers to meet the increased global demand.  Since COVID-19 hit U.S. land, Tomahawk has seen more than a 3200% increase in sales through the Home Depot alone. The crisis has drained fogger inventories and pushed the San Diego manufacturer to accelerate assembly of more units.
What is EEE or Triple E And How to Avoid It

What is EEE or Triple E And How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) or commonly reffered to as "Triple E" is an extremely rare but severe and often fatal infection that causes inflammation of the brain. Infected mosquitoes often transmit the EEE virus to humans.

 

Tick Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Tick Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Tick are a common vectors of Lyme disease and other harmful diseases all over the United States. Other species of tick include the black-legged tick,  western black-legged tick, brown dog tick, and Rocky Mountain wood tick.
What is Zika And How to Avoid It

What is Zika And How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection. The outbreak in the United States affected many people and led to many cases of severe congenital disabilities. It is advised to get a few tests done after returning from an affected area just in case.
Mosquito Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Mosquito Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
A disease vector is an agent that can carry and transmit an infectious pathogen to another living organism. In most cases, a vector refers to blood-feeding insects and ticks.
What Is Ehrlichiosis and How to Avoid It

What Is Ehrlichiosis and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks that causes flu-like symptoms. The signs and symptoms of the illness range from mild body aches to severe fever and usually appear within a week or two of a tick bite. 
Should I Be Worried About the Lone Star Tick?

Should I Be Worried About the Lone Star Tick?

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
The lone star tick is a species of tick that aggressively feeds on a host to complete each stage of its life cycle. It is know to spread Alpha-gal Syndrome. The condition begins when a lone star tick releases a sugar molecule, alpha-gal, into the human body through its bite.
What Is Lyme Disease and How to Avoid It

What Is Lyme Disease and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through an infected black-legged or deer tick bite.
What Is Alpha-gal Syndrome and How to Avoid It

What Is Alpha-gal Syndrome and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Alpha-gal syndrome has been recently identified as a type of food allergy to red meat. Most  Alpha-Gal Syndrome cases usually occur in and around areas populated by the Lone Star tick. There are many ways to avoid ticks.

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