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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;26(3):655-73. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.07.002.

Insect bite prevention.

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Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Abstract

Protection from the bites of arthropod (insect and acarine) vectors of disease is the first line of defense against disease transmission and should be advised in all cases when traveling abroad. Details are described of the main approaches for the prevention of bites, including topical or skin repellents, impregnated clothing, bed nets, and spatial or aerial repellents and aerosols. The bionomics of the main arthropod vectors of disease are described along with photographic plates and tabulated advice to give the traveler. An in-depth treatment of the different protection methodologies provides an up-to-date overview of the technologies involved.

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22963776
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2012.07.002
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