When you are planning a big trip to some exotic destination for summer holidays, you may have stop to think about how to protect yourself against mosquitoes once you get there. With the recent rise of the Zika virus and other common diseases transmitted by mosquitoes that have a presence in tropical, exotic or developing countries - such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever and many others - is important that you plan how you will protect. First of all, from Radarcan® we recommend you seek medical advice before traveling to any exotic destination. In the international vaccination centers they have updated information that help us ensure to take the correct health measures, depending on the area and the country we go. In addition to the corresponding vaccines (which depend on the country and the destination zone) it is always recommended that you protect yourself the most you can from mosquito bites. What happens is that prophylaxis for malaria, for example, will not let us exempt from getting infected and that diseases such as dengue, have no vaccine. It is therefore important that we try to avoid mosquito bites as much as we can to prevent any possible spread. Main precautions to avoid bites are:
- Use all kinds of protection to avoid bites, since every precaution must be taken in these cases (try to avoid products with chemical load, as it is harmful to our body).
- Wear long sleeves and long pants whenever you can, to reduce the risk of bites.
- Close the windows and use mosquito nets to protect the interior space.
- Avoid containers with standing water that will provide breeding places for mosquitoes.
- Do not wear cologne or deodorant, as some experts say that attract mosquitoes.
- Avoid as much as you can exposure to mosquitoes during the hours of dusk and dawn, when they are most active and the largest number of bites occur.
- Always wear your Radarcan® PERSONAL MOSQUITO REPELLER, which will help prevent bites throughout the day without any chemicals, reducing the chances of contagion.