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How to Prevent Malaria
To reduce your chance of getting malaria when in an area where malaria is prevalent:
- Take antimalaria medicine prior to, during, and after travel. Follow your doctor's instructions.
- Use DEET insect repellent when outside. It should be at least 30%-35%.
- Use proper mosquito netting at night.
- Do not rely on electronic mosquito repellents, which are supposed to repel mosquitoes by emitting a sound. These devices do not prevent mosquito bites.
- Use flying insect spray in non air-conditioned rooms while sleeping.
- Wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible.
- Avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn. This is when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
- Seek medical care right away for any illness with high fever.
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