Mosquito bite prevention for travellers

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Type: Poster

Date Published: 2018-02-01

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Mosquitoes spread:

  • Zika
  • dengue
  • chikungunya
  • other diseases

They bite during the day and night.

Pregnant women, and those planning a pregnancy, should not travel to Zika-affected countries or areas If you must travel, prevent mosquito bites by:

  • using insect repellent on exposed skin: follow label instructions
  • using bed nets: they can also cover playpens, cribs or strollers
  • covering up: wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • staying in:
    • rooms with air conditioning
    • places that have intact window and door screens

Monitor your health. Watch for these symptoms:

  • rash
  • fever
  • nausea
  • red eyes
  • vomiting
  • headaches
  • lack of energy
  • muscle or joint pain

If you get sick while travelling, or within 14 days after your return, see a health care provider. Tell them where you have been travelling to or living.

For more information: Canada.ca/insect-bite

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