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Bug Week: July 27 - August 2

What's all the Buzz About?

Image of a mosquitoEach summer, the Military Health System celebrates Bug Week to educate beneficiaries and stakeholders about bug-borne illnesses they may encounter at home—both inside and outside, during leisure activities involving outdoor travel, and at forward-deployed military operational sites.

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Tick-Borne Illnesses

Bugapalooza

Kick off the Military Health System's 2019 Bug Week by discovering which bugs are bizarre, beneficial or downright deadly. Learn how to battle the bugs or use them to your advantage. This program is free and open to the public and is recommended for all ages. Image of a tick

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Bug Week Fact Sheet Malaria

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This fact sheet, from the Armed Services Blood Program, describes how Malaria is transmitted, its signs and symptoms, and how to prevent getting the disease.

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Bug Week Fact Sheet Dengue

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This fact sheet, from the Armed Services Blood Program, describes how Dengue is transmitted, its signs and symptoms, and how to prevent getting the disease.

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2019 Bug Week Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit is full of materials to use throughout the Bug Week campaign including: Facebook/Twitter banners, posters, screensavers, infographics, templates, and even coloring pages! Bug-borne illnesses are no joke, but Bug Week is an opportunity to engage with all of MHS’ beneficiaries and stakeholders in a fun and creative way.

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Bug Week Screensaver

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This screensaver can run on your facility's computer and/or television screens during the week. Contact your local IT department to see how you can include it in the rotation.

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Bug Week Social Media Promotional Graphic

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You can use this promotional graphic on your social media platforms. Be sure to use the hashtag, #BugWeek2019 and tag @MilitaryHealth in your post!

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Can You BEE-Lieve It Template

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People will bug out when they see this fun “Can you BEE-lieve It” template. Add your bug fun facts in this editable PDF to share information with your followers about how to prevent bug-borne illnesses and the medical uses of some bugs. To use this template: Add in your fun fact, save the .ppt as a .png file, and post it on your social media platforms.

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Bug Week Poster

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This is the official Bug Week poster. It can be shared on social media or printed out and posted throughout your facility. We ANT-icipate it will help spread the word! The finished dimensions are 24x36” with a .125” bleed and the crop marks are included in the file.

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Bug Week Coloring Pages

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Do you have a cool event planned during Bug Week? Keep kids away from real bugs this summer by printing out these coloring pages to keep them busy as bees!

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Bug Week Stickers

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