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Description:This image depicts a mother in the process of correctly applying mosquito repellant spray to her daughter’s right forearm. When spending long periods of time outdoors, reapply insect repellent according to product label instructions.
In 2014, the first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler.

The best way to protect yourself and your family from chikungunya, as well as other mosquito-borne illnesses including Zika virus, is to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes by using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, using air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside, and reducing mosquito breeding grounds such as standing water.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2014
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Chikungunya fever
CDC - Fight the Bite for Protection from Malaria Guidelines for DEET Insect Repellent Use; Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx)
CDC - CDC News Room; Digital Press Kit: Chikungunya Hits Mainland
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