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Contact your physician and local public health department as soon as possible. Prevent mosquito bites by wearing loose, light-colored, long-sleeve shirts and pants and using an EPA-registered insect repellent and reapplying as directed on the product label. Prevent mosquitoes from entering your house by ensuring that all your windows and doors have screens in good condition and by running your air conditioning.

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Bring an EPA-registered insect repellent with the active ingredients DEET, picaridin, ID3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol at 20% or above. These repellents come in sprays, wipes, and lotions can easily be transported in your luggage. Consider sleeping under a mosquito net depending on the country you are visiting. Consult with the appropriate travel agency for specific information about what you can bring into the transporting vehicle.

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Currently, only malaria can be prevented by taking a prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to an at-risk area.  Check the Center for Disease Control Travelers’ Health for recommended preventative treatments and consult with a travel health practitioner at least 3 months before your scheduled departure.

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Currently, only Yellow Fever and Japanese Encephalitis virus are preventable with an immunization. Check the Center for Disease Control Travelers’ Health for recommended immunizations and consult with a travel health practitioner at least 3 months before your scheduled departure.

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No! Mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors are common throughout the USA and its territories. Prevent insect bites anytime you travel by using an EPA-registered insect repellent.

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Check your destination for health risks at the Center for Disease Control Travelers’ Health website and consult with a travel health practitioner to ensure you receive the appropriate immunizations, preventative treatments, and resources you need for a safe trip. Start planning at least 3 months in advance to ensure that you have time to complete all travel requirements and recommendations.

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