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Which insect repellents are good for prevention of malaria?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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In brief: DEET & Picardin

Effective mosquito control limits the possiblilty of malaria.
Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation adn 20% picardin are proven effective. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended.

In brief: DEET & Picardin

Effective mosquito control limits the possiblilty of malaria.
Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation adn 20% picardin are proven effective. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended.
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