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Bug Week: July 27 - August 2

What's all the Buzz About?

Image of a mosquitoEach 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.

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Tick-Borne Illnesses

Bugapalooza

Kick off the Military Health System's 2019 Bug Week by discovering which bugs are bizarre, beneficial or downright deadly. Learn how to battle the bugs or use them to your advantage. This program is free and open to the public and is recommended for all ages. Image of a tick

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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