Vector-Borne Diseases Widespread in Warmer MonthsDr. Jorge Parada
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
are those transmitted to humans through another animal or insect.
In the United States, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas spread the most
common of these diseases.
Mosquito bites can cause West Nile
virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis or dengue fever. Ticks are
known to spread Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and
fleas can be carriers of bubonic plague.
Preventing these pests from biting and entering homes is the
best way to be protected from these diseases. Consult a pest
professional to help treat for pests, and consult a physician if a
family member has a bug bite and is experiencing