INSECT BITE PREVENTION RESOURCES

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Some of these resources are already available on other pages of the website but I’ve collected them here as well to have one focal point for this subject.  This page has been created in conjunction with a talk I gave at the NaTHNaC & RSTMH conference in June 2014.

Information on bite prevention specifically

  • WHO Factsheet no. 387 on vector-borne diseases click here
  • WHO document ‘A global brief on vector-borne diseases click here
  • Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK (see page 17 on bite prevention) click here
  • NaTHNaC insect bite avoidance information for healthcare professionals and travellers alike, click here
  • Fitfortravel insect bite avoidance leaflet for travellers click here
  • Bug Off website from the LSHTM and ARTEC click here  
  • Tackling Ticks video – Dr James Logan click here
  • NHS Choices on ‘Bites and Stings’, tick borne encephalitis, malaria, dengue, West Nile Virus  Zika

Products (please note I am not endorsing these companies, just providing access to a range of some product details)

  • Pyramid travel products click here
  • Lifesystems click here
  • Care Plus click here
  • NOMAD travel store click here
  • Well Travelled Clinics Trop Shop click here

Lymphoedema resources

  • British Lymphatic Society Consensus Document on the Management of Cellulitis in Lymphoedema click here and directly here 
  • The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) click here
  • BMJ Learning course on oedema and lymphoedema click here

Papers of interest (please note this is just a small selection and not all are free access)

  • Challenges facing providers of imported malaria-related healthcare services for Africans visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) (2014 paper) click here 
  • Imported malaria among people who travel to visit friends and relatives: is current UK policy effective or does it need a strategic change? (2015 paper) click here
  • Assessment of methods used to determine the safety of the topical insect repellent N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) click here
  • Expert review of the evidence base for arthropod bite avoidance click here

On a lighter note

  • BBC clip of accidental release of mosquitoes on Breakfast news click here
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