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Mosquitoes and ticks are showing up with greater frequency. Here's how to stay safe this summer

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Mosquitoes and ticks on the rise during summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. #

As mosquito and tick-borne diseases become more prevalent, people are looking for ways to protect themselves while enjoying outdoor activities. Lyme disease, transmitted by ticks, is a growing concern due to its potential long-term effects. The incidence of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years, possibly due to climate change. To reduce the risk of contracting Lyme disease, it is important to prevent tick bites by wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue, and malaria. To avoid mosquito bites, individuals should cover their arms and legs when possible, use registered insect repellents, and practice source control by eliminating standing water. When traveling to countries with mosquito-borne illnesses, it is advised to consult the CDC’s guide and consider any necessary vaccinations or medications.