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4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications The news about the Zika virus possibly causing microcephaly in infants has everyone talking about ó and worried about ó mosquitoes. Itís not just the Zika virus that can be spread by mosquitoes; these insects also spread other illnesses, such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, and Japanese encephalitis. …

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