Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Equine Encephalitis Bites

Prevention of mosquito bites includes:

  • Apply insect repellent to exposed skin.
  • Apply DEET repellants to clothing.
  • Wear insect repellent clothing.
  • Consider staying indoors at dawn, dusk, and in the early evening.
  • Install or repair window and door screens so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
  • Place mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are outdoors with infants.
  • Repellents may irritate the eyes and mouth, so avoid applying repellent to the hands of children.
  • Remove standing water: empty water from flowerpots, pet bowls, clogged rain gutters, swimming pool covers, etc.
  • When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Equine Encephalitis References
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