Protecting against bug-borne illnesses

The best protection against diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks—such as the Zika virus and Lyme disease—is still prevention. In an article in the July 2016 Harvard Women’s Health Watch, Mary Wilson, adjunct associate professor of global health and population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said, “One thing everyone can do is to reduce their risk of exposure.”

The article outlines ways to avoid mosquito and tick bites, including insect-proofing your property and washing camping gear in hot water after returning from wooded areas.

Read Harvard Women’s Health Watch article: Getting protection from bug-borne illnesses