Dengue fever, Lyme disease, malaria, Chagas disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Zika. These diseases and more are carried and transmitted by bugs. All inflict serious symptoms and can have potentially debilitating consequences. And all, the Pentagon wants you to know, are preventable. The Defense Health Agency kicked off its second annual "Bug Week" on July 27 with an event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, highlighting the roles mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other pests play in the ecosystem. "Bugapalooza" is designed to raise awareness of illnesses caused by these bugs, prevention, treatment and the contributions the Pentagon has made in fighting vector-borne illnesses across the globe. Read more about Bugapalooza on Military.com.