Health Tip: Defend Against Insect Bites While Traveling Abroad03/05/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you're traveling abroad, taking
precautions to prevent insect bites can help reduce the risk of
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists these
suggestions to help protect against insect bites and the diseases
- Avoid traveling to places where there is an outbreak of a
- Adjust your plans and activities so as to avoid peak exposure
times and locations.
- Protect skin by wearing long-sleeved clothing, hats, boots and
insect repellent on your clothing to prevent insects from reaching
- Carefully inspect your clothing and skin at the end of the day
to look for ticks.
- Use a bed net if you are staying in a place that isn't properly
air-conditioned or screened.
- Consider using insect repellents and insecticides, as well as
products that repel insects from your room.
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