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i'm going to haiti where there's a chikungunya outbreak. i always get a lot of mosquito bites. is it safe? what preventive measures should i take?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Insect repellents: Long sleeve shirts, long pants, insect sprays. Please check cdc.gov/chikungunya. No vaccine yet.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Sleep with mosquito net, AC if possible. Frequent insect repellant--- the real kind-----DEET.
May 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Haiti: Can use insect repellents (like DEET,Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or Para-menthane-diol (PMD)), wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, clothes and gear can be pretreated. use netting. See: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/haiti. Don't forget about anti-malarials, typoid or hepatitis A vaccines..

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