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CDC Guidelines: Avoiding Bug Bites

Most of us are aware of the potential dangers insect bites could cause. Diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika, and Lyme’s Disease are precipitated by a bug bite. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created some guidelines for avoiding bites.

  1. Use insect repellent. The first step towards avoiding bug bites is to use insect repellent. The CDC stated do not use products that contain both sunscreen and repellent. If you are using sunscreen, apply it first, let it dry, and then apply the repellent. Also, do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
  2. Cover exposed skin. If you can, it is important to wear long-sleeved clothing. You should tuck your clothing in to prevent skin exposure.
  3. Choose air-conditioned accommodations. Before booking your trip, make sure that the room is air-conditioned or has good screens so that bugs can’t get inside.
  4. Report dead birds to local authorities. One sign of a West Nile virus outbreak is via dead birds. It is important to report them to state and local health departments so they can monitor and test for the virus.
  5. Pack a travel health kit. When you travel outside of the country, there may not be a local pharmacy stocked with medical supplies you might need. That’s why it is important to pack a travel health kit. You should include medicines you take or might need, insect repellent, sunscreen, first-aid supplies, and other health essentials.

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