Do you know why mosquitoes bite people? Like most, you probably don’t give it a second thought, just the cost of spending quality time outdoors. Usually, it’s a mild irritant, a slightly raised, red welt that goes away in time, usually not a lot of time. Here today, gone tomorrow. But then there are the rare occurrences when that bite leads to something more serious, maybe even life-threatening. We’re gonna talk about what mosquito borne illnesses you are at risk for and what steps you can do to help prevent getting any of them.
Take a guess as to what the leading cause of disability in America is? Go ahead. We can wait. The title of this post is a clue, of course. But if someone stopped you on the street and asked, what would you answer? Heart problems and cancer are certainly up there as reasons to miss work, along with diabetes. But the actual answer is arthritis. 54 million people in the United States have some form of the disease. Are you one of them? Do you have arthritis?