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Main Menu Yellow Fever Epidemiology How Can Yellow Fever Be Prevented?

How Can Yellow Fever Be Prevented?

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Advise all people, especially unvaccinated people traveling to yellow fever risk areas, to practice strict mosquito- bite prevention measures. Such measures include the following:


         Staying in air-conditioned or well-screened quarters

         Minimizing exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants

         Using insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR-3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus; always follow the directions on the product when applying

         Applying permethrin-containing repellents to clothing

         Sleeping under bed nets when air-conditioned or well-screened bedrooms are not available

         Avoiding areas where mosquitoes breed

         Helping to eliminate mosquito breeding sites