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Infographics: Prevent Bug Bites

Prevent bug bites infographic

PDF version: Prevent Bug Bites

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Prevent Bug Bites

What to know before you go. Bugs can spread diseases.

Travelers to tropical and other destinations should take steps to prevent bug bites.

  • Protect yourself. Wearing insect repellent with at least 20% DEET protects against mosquito and tick bites.
  • Apply protection. When applying both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply sunscreen first, let it dry, then apply insect repellent.
  • Other ways to prevent bug bites:
    • Wear long sleeves and pants.
    • Use permethrin-treated gear and clothing.
    • Sleep in places that are air conditioned or screened against bugs.
    • Sleep under a bed net if sleeping area is exposed to the outdoors.
  • See a doctor if you get sick after traveling and tell the doctor you traveled.

For more information: call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/travel

Going to Caribbean (chikungunya, dengue)

PDF version: Going to the American Tropics?

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Going to the American Tropics?

Mosquitoes spread diseases such as chikungunya and dengue.

Mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent.

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your trip.

For more information: call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/travel

Recently in Caribbean (chikungunya, dengue)

PDF version: Were you recently in the American Tropics?

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Were you recently in the American Tropics?

Mosquitoes spread diseases such as Chikungunya and Dengue.

Watch for fever with joint pains or rash in the next 2 weeks.

If you get sick. see a doctor. Tell the doctor your traveled to the Caribbean.

For more information: call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/travel

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