Wear mosquito repellent that contains at least 30 percent DEET or 20 percent picaridin

Avoid mosquito bites when travelling to Haiti

Some serious infectious diseases such as malaria, Zika virus, yellow fever, and dengue fever, are transmitted by mosquitoes. While there are vaccines and medications available to help protect against some of these diseases, travelers are advised to always protect against mosquito bites in Haiti or anywhere in the world.

Some tips include:

  • Wear mosquito repellent that contains at least 30 percent DEET or 20 percent picaridin.
  • Stay indoors between dusk and dawn. The mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite generally feed at this time.
  • Clothing, bedding, mosquito nets and tents can be soaked in a safe repellent (such as permethrin) prior to travel.
  • Wear socks, long pants, and long-sleeve shirts when outdoors.
  • Use a bed net.
  • Stay in air-conditioned, screened accommodation.

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