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Ticks and mosquitoes: What are the risks?

Have a healthy summer!

Sometimes all it takes are simple tips to prevent health problems.

Do your children roll around in the grass and stain their clothes? That’s too bad. But something more serious may be hiding on their skin. 

Mosquito and tick bites can spread diseases to humans, and the consequences can be serious.

To protect against diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, all you have to do is avoid getting bitten. It’s important to use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, but what other preventive measures can you take? 




Call Info-Santé/Info-Social at 8-1-1 if you have any questions about your health or the health of a loved one. 

Is your life or the life of someone you know in danger? Call 9-1-1.

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Last Update : 18 February 2020