Insect Repellent

 Thanks to the work of WALTER REED and WILLIAM GORGAS, the threats of yellow fever and malaria were greatly diminished.


Thanks to the work of WALTER REED and WILLIAM GORGAS, the threats of yellow fever and malaria were greatly diminished.

With the advent of Summer, you will be engaged in more outdoor activities. As you pursue sports and recreation your families are exposed to many insects and consequently many vector borne diseases. With in the continental US, you may be exposed to West Nile Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease.

My families who will travel internationally may be exposed to Malaria, Dengue Fever, and more recently recognized Chikungunya virus.

Keep in mind that those are only the diseases that are vector borne diseases and there are other diseases that are water borne or even airborne.

Simple precautions such as obtaining routine vaccines for your family members and checking the CDC Travel page as part of your initial trip planning.

A basic safety precaution is to use netting when camping and insect repellent with 10-30 % DEET. A purported repellent is to put dryer sheets in your pockets.

Astonishing advances have been made in medicine with the identification of the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Case in Point is the identification of the cause of the yellow fever outbreaks during the construction of the Suez and the Panama Canal. They are considered amazing technological and medical achievements.

Here are some of the links on my travel page

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