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NIOSH fast facts: protecting yourself from ticks and mosquitoes.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-119, 2010 Apr; :1-2
Outdoor workers may be exposed to vector-borne diseases spread from the bites of infected ticks and mosquitoes. Ticks and mosquitoes may carry bacteria, parasites or viruses. One of the most common tick-borne diseases in the U.S. is Lyme disease. Ticks are found in wooded areas, high grass, or leaf litter. They are most active during the spring, summer and fall, but in warmer areas may be active all year round. One of the most common diseases carried by mosquitoes in the U.S. is West Nile virus infection. Mosquitoes may be found near standing water, or in weedy or wooded areas. They are usually most active during dawn and dusk in the warmer months.
Outdoors; Occupational-diseases; Infection-control; Insects; Work-practices; Control-methods; Insect-repellents; Insecticides; Protective-clothing; Protective-coatings; Protective-measures; Skin-protection; Bacterial-infections; Parasitic-diseases; Viral-infections
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-119
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division