A few reasons to use a SleepScreen
any of numerous two-winged flies of the family Culicidae that have a rather narrow abdomen, usually a long slender rigid proboscis...with which they puncture the skin of animals to suck the blood...and that in some species are the only vector of certain diseases.
any of various small two-winged biting flies (as a midge, blackfly, or sand fly).
any of numerous arachnids that constitute the acarine superfamily Ixodoidea,
...are bloodsuckers which attach themselves to warm-blooded vertebrates to feed, are chiefly important as vectors of various infectious diseases...
an acute or chronic disease caused by the presence of sporozoan parasites in the red blood cells, transmitted from infected man to uninfected man by the bite of anopheline mosquitoes, and characterized by periodic attacks of chills and fever that coincide with mass destruction of blood cells and the release of toxic substances by the parasite at the end of each reproductive cycle.
inflammation of the brain esp. when due to infectious agents or their toxins; specif : any of several diseases of man in which a virus of any of several related strains normally parasites of lower vertebrates and commonly transmitted by biting arthropods invades the brain...
- dengue fever:
an acute infectious disease characterized by sudden onset, headache, racking joint pain, and a rash and caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes chiefly in tropical and semitropical regions...
- Lyme disease:
an infection caused by a spiral shaped bacterium, most commonly transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms begin with a rash and familiar (non-respiratory) flu-like symptoms, progress to severe headache and pain in the muscles, bones, joints, and tendons. If left untreated, severe arthritus, paralysis, cardiac and mental dysfunction may ensue.
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