Posts Tagged ‘disease’

JFK Airport Potential Pandemic Incubator, Study Says

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

JFK Terminal 9. Photo by Martin St. Amant. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.. John F. Kennedy International Airport is perfectly poised to become the starting point of the next pandemic, according to a new MIT study. Researchers considered the size of the airport, average number of passengers, and connections to other airports, while also using human travel patterns to calculate the chance of any one person traveling from [&hellip
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If ‘Icky’ Worms Are in Your Dog’s Heart, Blame Mosquitoes

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Pets

Mosquito By Robin Brennen Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite is transmitted through the bite of an infected female mosquito; mosquitos are infected by feeding off a dog that has heartworm. Don’t worry, pet owners; heartworms are very rarely transmitted to humans. We are not [&hellip
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