Jun 01

Preventing illness caused by ticks and mosquitoes

By MD for Seniors

Ticks are found across the country in wooded and grassy areas.

From Lyme disease to the Powassan virus, there are a number of illnesses spread by ticks and mosquitoes.

While these conditions are dangerous for the general population, for vulnerable demographics, like infants, people with an autoimmune disorder and adults over the age of 60, they pose an even bigger risk. These groups typically have a harder time fighting off infections, which means they may experience worse symptoms or stay sick for longer.

With the warm weather of spring already here and summer just around the corner, the prevalence of ticks and mosquitoes is going to keep growing. And unfortunately, experts …read more

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