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Health Tips 

Use of Insect Repellents

It's recommended to use insect repellents that contain DEET (diethylmethyltoluamide).  This type of repellent is recommended for use on clothing, camping gear & and bed nets.  It repels ticks, mosquitos and other anthropods even after several washings, though it needs to be reapplied after 5 washes.

Since there is a limited risk of malaria in some parts of Algeria, Egypt and Morocco (as well as other diseases such as dengue, falariasis which are transmitted by mosquitos), it's recommended to wear long sleeved shirts, pants and a hat while outside whenever possible.  Try to be diligent about mosquito protection particularly between dusk and dawn, when mosquitos are most active.

Apply insect repellent to the skin, but avoid spraying it in wounds or broken skin.  Do not breathe the spray or get it into your eyes.   To apply your face, apply DEET to your hands then rub the product to your face, rather than spraying it directly (avoid contact to eyes and mouth, since it is toxic, if swallowed).

More information about Deet can be found on their web site.


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