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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes spread viruses like chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.

Mosquito Bites: Everyone is at Risk! The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes is to prevent mosquito bites.

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers: Anti-smoking campaign launches seventh year CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign resumes for 25 weeks on April 23, 2018. The 15- and 30-second ads will air nationally on television, online, and in print advertisements.

CDC Telebriefing – New Vital Signs Report – Vector Borne Diseases

The number of illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites has more than tripled in the US, with over 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016. Widespread and difficult to control, diseases from mosquitoes and ticks are major causes of illness and sometimes death.

Tuesday, May 1, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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