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Bug Week

Buzz. Buzz. Swwwwaaaaaarm. SPLAT! These familiar sounds are a reminder that summer – and bugs – have arrived. Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are just some of the disease-carrying creepy crawlers that people encounter. This summer, the we're celebrating Bug Week from June 10 through 17 to educate you about bug-borne illnesses you may encounter at home or when deployed.

Mark your calendars! We ANT-icipate a really great time!!!

Bug Week June 10-17


What's All the Buzz About?

We're Kicking it off with Bugapalooza!

To kick off Bug Week, the National Museum of Health and Medicine is hosting Bugapalooza, a free, family-friendly event June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine. Bugapalooza presenters will introduce visitors to a variety of bug-related topics. Discover which bugs are bizarre, beneficial, or downright deadly. Learn how to battle the bugs or use them to your advantage. 

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Follow us all week long for fun, engaging content on our social media platforms. Use the hashtag #BugWeek.

  • Learn fun facts and how you can prevent yourself from bugs with TRICARE on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Get the latest news, videos and information from the Military Health System about bugs and bug-borne illnesses on Facebook.
  • See how the Defense Health Agency is supporting readiness and tackling bug-borne illnesses on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Colorful image of a mosquitoTake a Buzz Through Time

Did you know that more Service members have died from infectious diseases, including those transmitted by bugs, than from bombs or bullets throughout our history? Buzz through time to learn about the fascinating history of entomology in the Military Health System. Learn more about the history of entomology in the Military Health System.

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