How can you prevent La Crosse encephalitis?
Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Apply a mosquito repellent to exposed skin when outdoors. The most effective repellents contain DEET (N, N-diethyl-metatoulamide). Follow all label directions carefully.

Non-DEET products provide some protection from mosquito bites but may not last as long as DEET products. Persons who are concerned about using products containing DEET may wish to consult their health care provider for advice.

Protect infants less than 10 months of age by placing mosquito netting over infant carriers when outdoors. Children over 10 months of age may use products that contain 10% DEET or less.

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1. What is La Crosse encephalitis?
2. How do people get La Crosse encephalitis?
3. Who can get La Crosse encephalitis?
4. Where is La Crosse encephalitis found?
5. What are the symptoms?
6. How is La Crosse encephalitis diagnosed?
7. How is it treated?
8. What should I do if I think a family member has La Crosse?
9. How can you prevent La Crosse encephalitis?
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