bed bugs and health

Ohio County, WV Health Dept. official: bed bugs “public health nuisance” and “psychological disaster”

July 30, 2009

Fox 28 reports that an Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department official says about 100 apartments at a Wheeling, West Virginia complex are infested with bedbugs. What struck me in the article was this: Health department Administrator Howard Gamble calls bedbugs a public health nuisance and a psychological  disaster for the people who are affected. “A public […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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Toronto municipal councillor pushes for bed bugs to be declared a health hazard

October 14, 2008

Toronto Municipal Councillor Howard Moscoe is pushing for bed bugs to be declared a health hazard in that city. The question is not just a semantic one. In Toronto, defining bed bugs as a “health hazard” would have legal ramifications. The CBC reports: “Because the Health Act does not declare them a health hazard, you […]

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