Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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American Trypanosomiasis Prevention

Prevention of Chagas disease includes:

  • Avoid insect bites:
    • Wear insect repellent clothing.
    • Use insect repellents that contain DEET.
    • Stay indoors at dusk.
    • Wear long sleeve shirts and pants, and a hat.
    • Check your skin and clothing for ticks after being outdoors.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed American Trypanosomiasis References
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