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  Title Personal protection against biting insects and ticks Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication Parasite (Paris, France) Abbreviated Journal Parasite  
  Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 93-111  
  Keywords Animals; *Arachnid Vectors; Bites and Stings/*prevention & control; Communicable Disease Control/*methods; Communicable Diseases/transmission; Humans; Insect Bites and Stings/prevention & control; Insect Repellents/administration & dosage; *Insect Vectors; Insecticide-Treated Bednets; Protective Clothing; Tick-Borne Diseases/prevention & control; *Ticks; Travel  
  Abstract Recent events with the first cases of local transmission of chikungunya and dengue fever virus in southern France by Aedes albopictus, adding to the nuisance and potential vectors that can be encountered when traveling in tropical or sub-tropical countries, has shown the value of a reflection on the Personal protection against vectors (PPAV). It is seen during an outbreak of vector-borne disease, or simply because of nuisance arthropods, that our fellow citizens try to protect themselves individually by using an arsenal of resources available on the market. Yet most of these means have been neither checked for effectiveness or safety tests, however, essential. Travellers, staff on mission or assignment, are looking for specific information on how to protect themselves or their families. Health workers had at their disposal so far indications that vary widely from one source to another. Therefore it seemed important to the Society of Travel Medicine (SMV) and the French Society of Parasitology (SFP) to initiate a reflection on this theme. This reflection took the form of recommendations for good practice, following the outline established by the French High Health Authority (HAS). The aim was to gather all relevant information, verified and validated and the format to be used not only by health personnel (doctors, pharmacists, nurses), but also by travel agents and individuals. This document highlights the need to take into account the risk of vector-borne diseases, some deadly, and the benefit of various methods of personal protection. The choice of methods is clearly oriented towards those whose effectiveness has been proven and potential risks assessed. The paper finally proposes two decision trees based on the transmission type (day or night) and kind of stay (short or roaming, long and steady). It concerns travellers, but also expatriates, residents and nomads.  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1252-607X ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:21395212 Approved no  
  Call Number refbase @ user @ Serial 7288  
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