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How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

This advice from Dr. Manny at FOX News.

“Mosquitoes are carriers for certain diseases, some of which can be deadly. In the United States, West Nile virus is the most common and dangerous mosquito-transmitted disease. Mosquitoes also transmit malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya.

“Common symptoms of these diseases include fever, body aches, dizziness and confusion.

“These symptoms can pop up two days to two weeks after a mosquito bite. If you get bitten and develop flu-like symptoms, see your doctor immediately.

“Your chances of being infected with a disease through a mosquito bite may be small, and there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being bitten.

• Cover your skin as much as you can when you’re outside and mosquitoes are active.
• Use insect repellent on exposed skin.
• Make sure there are screens on all the windows and doors in your home and that you cover any rips or tears in them.
• Avoid having standing water around your home.

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