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Bug Week

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Each summer, the Military Health System celebrates Bug Week to educate beneficiaries and stakeholders about bug-borne illnesses they may encounter at home—both inside and outside, during leisure activities involving outdoor travel, and at forward-deployed military operational sites.

Bug Week 2019: July 27 - August 2

Check back soon for details and for a list of events!

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Protect your family from Lyme disease this summer

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Every year, roughly 30,000 Americans contract Lyme disease from a blacklegged tick. (CDC photo)

The best way to prevent Lyme disease is by avoiding ticks.

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Travel checklist: Prepare for bugs and more

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Whether you're traveling across the world or across the state, get familiar with common symptoms and learn how TRICARE covers you should you run into creepy-crawlers this summer

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The things head lice carry: Stigma and hassle, but no harm

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Lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads, and bodies. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. (EPA photo)

Lice – a common affliction in school children – are gross but harmless

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Army invention traps things that go buzz in the day

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Aedes albopictus, is one type of mosquito responsible for spreading dengue and yellow fevers as well as the Zika and chikungunya viruses, are common throughout eastern and southern portions of the United States, South America, and other parts of the world. (Courtesy photo)

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Fleas 2018

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MHS observes Bug Week! Learn more about how to protect yourself--and your pets--from fleas by watching this video.

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Mosquitoes 2018

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Ticks 2018

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Prevent Bug Borne Illnesses 2018

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7/27/2018
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Tips to keep you bug-borne illness free

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Anaphylactic Shock 2018

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How to prevent allergic reactions from bug bites and stings

How to prevent allergic reactions from bug bites and stings

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Mosquito Bite Prevention 2018

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Steps to take to keep from getting bitten by mosquitoes

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Help Control Mosquitoes 2018

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Tips to keep your community safe from bugs

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Travel Health Mosquitoes 2018

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Tips to help your trip to be bug bite free

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Zika Pregnancy 2018

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Army entomology experts: Don’t get bitten

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The lone star tick is the most common tick found in the southeastern U.S. One of the first things people can do to prevent a tick bite is to recognize tick habitats, and avoid them. (U.S. Army photo by Graham Snodgrass)

The best way to ensure you don't get sick is to not get bitten

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All Things Mosquito

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Watch this video to learn the basic facts about mosquitoes and the illnesses they carry.

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