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sleeved shirts and long trousers at dusk and
yourself, clothes and room will the
appropriate anti-mosquito spray.
Sleep under a
mosquito net, ideally impregnated with an
insecticide such as permethrin.
Use a plug-in
electric insecticide vaporiser or smoke
coil to deter mosquitoes further.
Avoid areas of
stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.
responsible for transmitting several diseases
including dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis,
malaria and yellow fever. Travellers are
therefore strongly recommended to reduce the
likelihood of being bitten by taking the
following preventative measures:
In addition to
the above preventative measures, if you are
entering a malarial area we strongly recommended
that you take anti-malarial drugs for the
duration of your stay. There are several
types of anti-malarial drugs on the market, to
find out which is best for you consult your
local GP or travel clinic where you can access
For the majority
of all holiday makers, overexposure to the sun
serves as a major risk to health. In the
short term, leading to sunburn, long term
effects include premature aging and a heightened
risk of sunburn. To avoid overexposure:
Stay out of
the sun during midday when the sunrays are
at their fiercest.
with loose clothing and hats.
Use plenty of
high protection factor sunscreen which
blocks UVA and UVB rays.
attention to vulnerable areas like the top
of the head, shoulders, neck and ears.
Be careful in
and around water where the sun's rays are
reflected making them stronger.
of water to avoid dehydration, and avoid
precaution to babies and children who are
far more vulnerable to the sun's rays.
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