CDC Warns of Potential Dangers from Insect Bites

Friday, May 4, 2018

 

Most of us have been bitten by a flea or mosquito, but that could be more dangerous and infectious than people realize. So much so, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public. With the Summer months quickly approaching and more people spending time outdoors, it’s very important to stay aware of insects. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people about diseases transmitted through ticks, fleas and mosquitos bites. A report shows infections have tripled since 2004 and are spreading quickly in the US. Nine new germs have been discovered since then, including the Zika Virus. 

 

Make sure you and your family are protected. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants… especially when mowing the lawn or out hiking in the woods. The CDC suggests using insect repellent even on boots, pants, socks and tents. It’s also important to keep your pets safe too, and make sure to check them for ticks after being outdoors in wooded areas.

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