Harvard Women's Health Watch

Getting protection from bug-borne illnesses

This summer, it’s especially important to take precautions against mosquitoes and ticks. You’re no doubt aware that a mosquito bite can transmit the Zika virus and that pregnant women infected with the virus may have babies with microcephaly—incomplete brain development. Although Zika is getting the most attention this summer, mosquitoes and ticks carrying the pathogens responsible for other conditions, including West Nile fever, Lyme disease, encephalitis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, are…

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