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Roxanne Wilder

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It’s the time of year to enjoy the outdoors. But nobody likes pesky mosquito bites. What mosquito borne diseases are out there and how are they spread?

What are some common symptoms of these types of illnesses? What should one do if they suspect they’ve become ill because of a mosquito bite? And what are the best types of mosquito repellant? Are there any options that do not contain chemicals?

Roxanne Wilder spoke with Becky Bohinc, Epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County to find answers.