Keeping Your Family Safe From Mosquitoes
WHO: Dr. Deborah Mulligan, Chief Medical Affairs Officer at MDLIVE, the nation’s largest
telehealth network of doctors, pediatricians and therapists.
WHAT: According to Dr. Mulligan, taking a few simple steps around the home and when enjoying the outdoors can help keep individuals safe from mosquito-borne illnesses like the Zika virus, Dengue Fever, West Nile virus, and Chikungunya. These steps include:
- Stopping mosquitos from breeding around the home by emptying any receptacles holding standing water, covering water storage containers, and keeping septic tanks sealed.
- Preventing mosquito bites with EPA-approved insect repellents, screens and air conditioning, and permethrin-treated clothing.
- Traveling wisely by being aware of travel health notices, by packing the appropriate insect repellents, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and permethrin-treated mosquito bed nets, and by continuing to avoid bites upon return home so as to not spread any infections further.
- Seeing a doctor if symptoms occur, including pain, fever, skin rashes, red eyes, and headache.
More details can be found at http://bit.ly/nobugs2 .
WHERE: Individuals experiencing troublesome bug bites or rashes should contact their doctor. For those that can’t wait days for an appointment or don’t want to struggle into their doctor’s office, MDLIVE provides a consult with a board certified doctor via secure online video, MDLIVE App or interactive audio. Typical wait time is less than 15 minutes.
WHEN: Consults are available 24/7/365 and currently MDLIVE is offering $10 off initial consults. Consumers should enter the promocode NO2BUGS in the promo code section on the payment screen to get $10 off their first MDLIVE phone or video consult before 4/30/16. Details on promo code can be found at: http://bit.ly/nobugs2 .
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient care. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to Board Certified doctors, pediatricians and licensed therapists via secure online video, interactive phone or the MDLIVE App. Instead of the inconvenience and expense of ER or urgent care visits for non-emergency issues, registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go, and if necessary, obtain an e-prescription. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit www.MDLIVE.com.