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Mosquitoes are small insects that occur throughout the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Mosquito bites pose a serious health hazard for travelers, especially in tropical areas, as mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting Tropical diseases: yellow fever, malaria, dengue, filariasis, encephalitis, and West Nile virus among other diseases.
Avoid being bitten in the first place: you can find products made from various chemicals that repel mosquitoes that can be applied to your skin and clothing. It is usually found in lotion, aerosol or chapstick forms, and should contain one or more of these ingredients:
Sometimes a simple fan or gentle breeze would be sufficient, since mosquitoes do not like moving air.
Sleeping in housing that is either air-conditioned (so that you can close the windows and doors) or has insect screens over the windows will prevents mosquitoes entering the room at night. Be sure to check the screens for defects before relying on them.
If you are camping or have to sleep indoors without screens, use a mosquito net that has been dipped in permethrin insecticide — these can be found at some pharmacies and airports. Furthermore, since mosquitoes are very persistent insects that will keep trying to find a way to reach you, make sure that the ends of the net are securely tucked under your bed or sleeping mat.
Chemicals exist that will inhibit the effects of malaria; however, these almost always have known side-effects, and must only be used on advice from a medical physician — pregnant women should especially be careful. These drugs' effectiveness also varies according to the parasite's resistance and other factors, so no prophylaxis is 100% effective! The drugs must also be taken for up to four weeks after leaving the malaria area. The most common drugs include (brand names in parentheses):