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  • Before you go on holidays make plans on how you can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
  • Be prepared, find out about the local conditions and whether you can expect mosquitoes where you are travelling.
  • Whether camping or renting make sure your accommodation has fly screens fitted on doors and windows.
  • Take mosquito repellent containing picaridin or DEET with you, as you may not be able to buy what you want when you get to your destination.
  • Pack long, loose fitting clothing to wear when the mosquitoes are out.  
  • Apply a thin, even layer of repellent to any exposed skin and make sure you reapply it regularly. as required.
  • Look after young children and babies and make sure they have the right clothes and are wearing mosquito repellent.
  • Have a great holiday and make sure you plan well to Beat the bite!

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Reviewed on: 12-07-2017