Tis the jolly jolly season of ticks. We have had a very unusually wet April And may with much flooding. In this country a wet season can produce a mosquito season complete with west nile virus the actually prevents one from working outside without mosquito netting and this will be such a year. It is also a good year for ticks. My cat walked across my computer this morning wanting me to pet her and couple of minutes after she left I noticed a small bug walking across my screen . Yeah it was a tick and rocky mountain spotted tick fever is prevalent here, I know because I have had it. Very bad business. With the way the climate is changing I look for a lot of bug induced diseases to become a very real problem. We also have the plague flea here as well. We do get an occasional infection once in awhile. Malaria is also moving north. I would hate to think of things like the african guinea worm and bilharzia a liver parasite spread by snails in dead water, becoming common parasites in the south country but it could happen. I suspect these kinds of infections may well become the commonplace instead of the exception at some point in time.. I also suspect a lot of livestock diseases may well begin to transfer to people as well. I suggest you build a plastic bubble and get inside and never leave it. If you have to go somewhere you can always just roll yourself along........hope some sunburned dude don't come along and want to play basketball.