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Protection against mosquito bites

The following measures are effective in reducing the risk of mosquito bites :
  1. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin between dusk and dawn when malaria mosquitos commonly bite. Choose one containing either DEET or dimethyl phthalate. Repeated applications may be required every 3-4 hours, especially in hot and humid climates. The manufactures recommendations for use should be strictly adhered to and dosage must not be exceeded, particularly with small children
  2. Stay, if possible, in a well-constructed and well-maintained building with air-conditioning or with screens over doors and windows; if no screens are available, windows and doors should be closed at sunset
  3. If accommodation allows entry of mosquitos, use a mosquito net over the bed, with edges tucked in under the mattress, and ensure that the net is not torn and that there are no mosquitos inside; it is preferable to use nets impregnated with permethrin or deltamethrin
  4. Use anti-mosquito sprays or insecticide dispensers (mains or battery operated) containing pyrethroids, or burn pyrethroid mosquito coils in bedrooms at night


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