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Diurnal transmission (dengue, yellow fever, Chikungunya, sleeping sickness).

Short or itinerant trip Long and fixed stay (resident, expatriate)
Baby-bed, pushchair (…) mosquito net * for a child
under walking age (++++)
Baby-bed, pushchair (…) mosquito net * for a child
under walking age (++++)

Impregnated protecting clothes ‡ (++) Window and door mosquito nets (+++)

Skin repellents ‡ (+++) Electric insecticide dispenser (indoor) (++)

Electric insecticide dispenser (indoor) (++) Peri-domiciliar control of larva nests (++)

Window and door mosquito nets (++) Impregnated clothes (++)

Air-conditioning (+) OR
impregnated mosquito net * (+)
especially in epidemic situation (++)
Impregnated mosquito net * Ventilation/air-conditioning (+)

Skin repellents (+++)

Smoke coils § outdoors (+) Smoke coils § outdoors (+)

++++: Essential; +++: Very important; ++: Important; +: Complementary; * Whenever impregnated mosquito nets are not available, use non-impregnated ones; ‡ Preferentially used for tick-borne diseases; § Out of an epidemic context of vector mosquito control, one should prefer other protection means than smoke coils, above all in children, elders, asthmatics and other respiratory disorders.

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