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110 trillion reasons to prepare travelers

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110 trillion reasons to prepare travelers

mosquitoes carry viruses

Mosquitoes carry viruses that infect up to 700 million people and kill almost a million annually. Every year, more than 60 million Americans travel to countries where mosquito-borne diseases are endemic.3-5

To ensure travelers stay safe and healthy, more awareness and education are needed around the dangers of a bite and how to avoid getting bit.


Certain itineraries and behaviors can increase a traveler's risk of contracting a mosquito-borne disease.

Explore these traveler profiles and see how you can better prepare similar patients in your practice.

References: 1. Winegard TC. The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator. Penguin Random House LLC; 2019. 2. U.S. and world population clock. United States Census Bureau. Updated December 19, 2022. Accessed March 13, 2023. 3. U.S. citizen international outbound travel up six percent in 2018. International Trade Administration. April 2, 2019. Accessed March 13, 2023. 4. Alenou LD, Etang J. Airport malaria in non-endemic areas: new insights into mosquito vectors, case management and major challenges. Microorganisms. 2021;9(10):2160. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9102160
5. Caraballo H, King K. Emergency department management of mosquito-borne illness: malaria, dengue, and West Nile virus. Emerg Med Pract. 2014;16(5):1-23.