Vector-Borne Diseases Social Media Toolkit
Anyone is welcome to use CDC’s vector-borne disease messages and images on their social media platforms. CDC messages educate and encourage people to protect themselves from tick and mosquito bites.
You don’t have to be in the woods to get a tick bite! Remember to check yourself and your family for ticks even when coming inside from playing backyard baseball. Ticks are tiny!
Found an attached #tick? Don’t panic! Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. Pull upward with steady pressure!
Spending time outside? So are mosquitoes! Protecting yourself from mosquitoes and the germs they can spread is as easy as covering up with long-sleeves and pants and using insect repellent.
Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying; they can spread germs that make you sick. Prevent #MosquitoBites by using an EPA-registered insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants when outside.
Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying; their bites can make you sick. If you’re spending time outside, remember to use EPA-registered insect repellent to prevent #MosquitoBites.
Got mosquitoes around your home? Protect yourself from mosquito bites by getting rid of places where they can lay their eggs. Empty, cover, or throw out items that hold water like tires, buckets, toys, or trash containers.
Cases of West Nile virus are reported every year in almost every state. The best way to protect yourself is to use an EPA-registered insect repellent and cover up with long-sleeved shirts and pants when outside.
People 60+ are more likely to become severely ill with #WestNileVirus, which can cause swelling of the brain. Protect yourself from #MosquitoBites by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeves and pants.
Protect your children from dengue by using an EPA-registered insect repellent. Tip: Spray the insect repellent into your hands then apply to a child’s face. Always follow the instructions.
During the summer, people spend more time outside where there are more #mosquitoes. Use an EPA-registered insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquito bites and #dengue.
Audience: Healthcare providers
Beef, pork, lamb, and venison? Red meat contains high amounts of #AlphaGal and may cause life-threatening illnesses in people with alpha-gal syndrome. Protect your love of meat and avoid #tickbites!