Arboviruses are usually transmitted by bites of infected mosquitoes and ticks. This podcast discusses the importance of preventing insect bites. Created: 7/12/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/12/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Avoiding Bug Bites
West Nile Virus and Other Arboviral Diseases — United States, 2011
Recorded: July 10, 2012; posted: July 12, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Biting insects not only ruin many outdoor activities, they can also cause severe diseases. Arboviruses are usually transmitted by bites of infected mosquitoes and ticks, and illness can range from mild fever to encephalitis or meningitis. Most infections occur from May to September when the weather is warm. To prevent bites from mosquitoes or ticks, wear protective clothing, apply insect repellent to exposed body parts, and eliminate insect breeding sites, such as standing water. If you think you may have an illness from a mosquito or tick bite, contact your health-care provider.
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