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Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like dengue, Zika, and malaria.

Symptoms of Zika virus

Signs and symptoms of Zika virus are vague and can last for up to a week. The virus is typically confirmed with a blood test.

Symptoms of Zika virus include:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Vomiting

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), only 1 in 4 people infected with Zika virus develop symptoms.

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing. Treat clothes with EPA-registered insecticide for extra protection.
  • Use only an EPA-registered insect repellent. Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection. Use an insect repellent with one of these Active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023), Bayrepel, icaridin, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), para-menthane-diol (PMD), or IR3535
  • Always follow the product label instructions.
  • Reapply insect repellent every few hours.
  • Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
  • Using a sunscreen too? Apply that first, then repellent second.

In the U.S., the EPA has not evaluated most of the commonly known natural repellents for effectiveness. Examples include citronella oil, cedar oil, geranium oil, peppermint and peppermint oil, pure oil of lemon eucalyptus, soybean oil. The CDC recommends using an insect repellent containing an active ingredient shown both to be safe and effective.

For more information: www2.epa.gov/insect-repellents or www.cdc.gov/features/StopMosquitoes

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New England Urgent Care Manchester held a grand opening event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at its newest location in Manchester. Over 40 people were in attendance. Attendees included the town’s Mayor Jay Moran, Deputy Mayor Margaret Hackett, and former Mayor Diana. Refreshments, giveaways, site tours, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony were part of the festivities. Longtime family friend and rabbi, Rabbi Adler, gave the blessing.

Mayor Moran praised New England Urgent Care for opening its newest location in Manchester. He said, “The most important thing in our community is safety and health. We welcome you to this community.”

Watch New England Urgent Care’s Medical Director and co-founder, Dr. Michael Gutman, MD, PhD, FACEP, welcome guests. He explains the benefits of being treated at New England Urgent Care vs. a hospital Emergency Department…

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MANCHESTER, CT — New England Urgent Care — Hartford County’s first Emergency-Trained and Certified Urgent Care — opened in the Manchester Parkade Plaza on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. The newest walk-in medical center is located at 370 Middle Turnpike West between Cardio Express and Stop & Shop. New England Urgent Care has four other clinics in the Greater Hartford area. They are in West Hartford, Enfield, Bristol, and Simsbury. New England Urgent Care has many awards for outstanding patient care.

As a Certified Urgent Care, New England Urgent Care has the training and on-site equipment such as x-rays, blood lab, EKG, respiratory and pharmacy to treat patients of every age. Even newborns, infants and the elderly. And, New England Urgent Care is experienced to handle a broader range of illnesses and injuries than non-Certified walk-in clinics. They also perform physical exams for camp, school, sport and work and offer complete work-related health services.

“We are excited to become part of the Manchester community,” commented New England Urgent Care’s Medical Director and co-founder, Dr. Michael Gutman. “Our business model is simple. We provide ER-quality, cost-effective walk-in medical care for all non-emergency illnesses and injuries for all ages. Patients wait less and pay less for high-quality care. And, they get treated fast and efficiently with compassion every day of the week.”