Mayaro: Another Mosquito Borne Virus? Don't Panic! Here's Why... by Nicole DeAvilla

Family Health
3 years ago
Mayaro: Another Mosquito Borne Virus? Don't Panic! Here's Why...

We can now add the Mayaro virus to our watch list of mosquito-borne diseases. According to, the virus has spread from the Amazon to Haiti and is being closely monitored. Here is what we can do:

  • Don't panic. Take a deep breath. Relax. It may not spread and would only be of concern if traveling.
  • Take preventive measures. No one likes a mosquito bite even if there is no disease risk. Use a chemical-free bug repellent like doTerra's essential oil blend, TerraShield. It comes in a convenient spray. It worked for my family as we hiked in the woods and walked the beaches of Belize!

If you have any concerns, always talk to your health care provider. 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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