Fighting Bug Bites and the Diseases They Carry

Dr. Kimberly Gran with Dr. Charlotte Hendricks and Linda Smith

There are several diseases that can be transmitted via bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers. This segment will give you a basic overview of the risk, symptoms of disease, and recommendations for treatment. Dr. Gran also provides practical tips to safely prevent bug bites on children.
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Dr. Kimberly Gran is a pediatric emergency medicine Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. She earned her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gran completed both her internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Southern Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Wilderness Medicine Society.
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