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  • Mosquito-borne diseases can cause life-threatening illness.
  • There are many simple things you can do to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes.
  • Use an effective mosquito repellent, containing either picaridin or diethyltoluamide (DEET), on all exposed skin.
  • Wear long, loose-fitting clothes that cover your skin.
  • Try to limit outdoor activity if lots of mosquitoes are around (especially at dusk and dawn).
  • Take action to prevent mosquito breeding around your home.

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Reviewed on: 08-02-2023