Friday, February 12, 2016

The Terrifying Aedes Species Mosquito

I was at the travel clinic this morning to discuss where I would be traveling the next two months and what I could do to protect myself from disease. The suggestions were immunizations against Hepatitis B, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.  A prescription for pills to protect myself against Malaria.

NOTHING for Ebola, Zika, Dengue or Chikungunya - hummmm.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites the doctor said looking sternly at me over the rims of his glasses.

I came home (instead of shopping for thick long sleeved shirts) and spent a little time on the CDC  site to learn more about how to protect myself from mosquitos. Who ever thought I would be searching the sporting good store for a huge net to go over our bed? How will I keep the net off of our skin?  I obviously cannot carry a netting frame.

Checking on line for Permethrin - the insecticide that kills mosquitos so i can treat my clothes and shoes.  Yep - Amazon sells everything