Don’t Let Up on Mosquito Protection
Summer’s almost over, but mosquitoes are still active and able to transmit disease like West Nile Virus. . Protect yourself and your family with these tips:
- Keep high grass and brush trimmed.
- Empty standing water from plant saucers, gutters and other areas.
- Empty pet water dishes daily and refill with fresh water.
- Apply pest repellent to your skin and clothes.
- Wear long pants, long sleeves, and socks.
- Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
- Use mosquito dunks in ponds and rain barrels.
West Nile Virus symptoms develop within a couple of weeks after being bitten and may include a fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph glands, and/or a rash on the skin. In most cases, the illness is mild and goes away on its own after a few days. However, you should contact your health care provider if you develop a high fever and headache. West Nile Virus can progress into more severe illness, such as meningitis, which needs urgent medical treatment.
UT Medical Group’s Department of Family Medicine provides care to both children and adults at three convenient locations: Downtown, East Memphis, and Covington. Contact the office nearest you to make an appointment.
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Whether you need care for a chronic medical condition or an organ transplant, UTMG has a doctor for you. Our award-winning medical staff includes more than 200 providers who offer a wide range of primary and specialty care. Many of them have been named among the best in their fields by Best Doctors®, Top Doctors®, and other organizations. Because these doctors also serve on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, they have access to the latest medical treatments and cutting-edge research—which translates into advanced, quality care for our patients. UTMG doctors provide services at many convenient locations, including the Memphis Medical Center and Germantown.