‘Fight the Bite’: August Rains Bring Risk of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

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By Amanda Fahey and Jordan Dafnis
Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wettest month is upon us, but rain won’t be the only thing that arrives with these August monsoon storms. Standing rainwater provides optimum breeding conditions for mosquitoes, which have the potential to cause serious illnesses, including the West Nile virus. Continue reading

AZ Heat Awareness Week: Precautions for Summer Heat Exposure

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Summer in Arizona means only one thing — temperatures are on the rise. Working outdoors in the summer heat without proper precautions can be excruciating, and oftentimes, life-threatening. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. Yet, we rely on outdoor workers in the construction, agriculture, transportation and emergency response industries all year long. Continue reading