Before a journey, every traveller should seek information about the country he/she is about to visit. One could also seek medical advice from a doctor.
Most important advice, provided by WHO
In infested areas, avoid non-essential outings at dawn and dusk.
Wear clothing that covers the entire body, including arms and legs ; clothes should be preferably loose (as mosquitoes can bite through tight clothing) and of a light colour as many types of mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.
As much as possible, sleep under a mosquito net with a repellent on it, and/or take an air conditioned room. A mosquito net can be used to cover doors and windows, beds, craddles or children’s push-chairs and even one’s face in high infested zones. One can also put nets on water supplies, thus preventing females laying their eggs there.
After the journey, be watchful and immediately see a doctor at the first signs of a likely infection : temperature, often accompanied by a head-ache, feeling sick, vomiting, pains in joints and muscles… These signs can appear several days, even months (up to 3 months), after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
WHO recommends the use of repellents, but which ones ?
The World Health Organisation recommends the use of skin repellents, and in particular, those made of Icaridin, main active ingredient chosen by MANOUKA for its formula. Indeed, in addition to its proven effectiveness, Icaridin provides excellent guarantee in terms of safety, especially for toddlers and pregnant mothers. For travelers in extreme conditions, Manouka developed the “Extreme Defense Pack”