volume 26, issue 3, P655-673 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.07.002
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Sarah J. Moore, Anne Jennifer Mordue (Luntz), James G. Logan

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 …

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