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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer


In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

Aside from the uncomfortable itchy and scratchy feeling of mosquito bites, there's the important health component. With dengue fever, filariasis, malaria, eastern equine encephalitis, West Nile virus, mayaro virus, and other arthropod-borne illnesses endemic to certain regions of Central and South America, knowing the basic preventative measures can be a trip -- if not life -- saver...continue reading

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