Admin. Asst. Abigail's Mosquito & Tick Primer

To Reduce Exposure to Mosquitos and the Diseases They Carry
Such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Encephalitis (EEE) Please . . .

PRACTICE THE 5 D’s: Of Mosquito Protection

  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when possible.
  • Dawn and Dusk are mosquitos most active periods.
  • Deet is an effective repellant. Please follow label directions!
  • Drain water from containers weekly – don't grow your own mosquitos!

Tickborne Illness
Signs of Anaplasmsis
It spreads to people from  bites from the blacklegged tick. People with anaplasmosis will often have fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches.

Signs and symptoms of anaplasmosis typically begin within 1–2 weeks after the bite of an infected tick.

Tick bites are usually painless, and many people do not remember being bitten.

See your healthcare provider if you become ill after having been bitten by a tick or having been in the woods or in areas with high brush where ticks commonly live.

Symptoms

Early signs and symptoms (days 1-5) are usually mild or moderate and may include:

  • Fever, chills
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite

Please be aware of your surroundings and make sure to check yourself for ticks after being outside. Be prepared by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside as well as using proper repellant for both mosquito’s and ticks.

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