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thailand and Dengue fever

looking to book travel to Phuket and Bangkok. for July. there is news of dengue fever. can anyone provide more information?

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What is this good repellant you speak of Chrella?

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Antony L

Any repellant with a high Deet content is good, the higher the content the greater the time period you have between applications, the absolute best way to avoid getting bitten thogh is to cover up particularly at the high risk times (Early morning and evening) althogh the Dengue mozzie will still be about during the daytime..

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Here is a July 2013 article posted in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, entitled "Repellent activity of herbal essential oils against aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus"... I think those are the 2 mosquito female types largely responsible for transmitting diseases like Dengue Fever.

Anyways, I bring this article to everyone's attention because I was trying to find a solution for my 2 kids. They both were getting eaten alive at school, parks... etc. apparently big breeding grounds according to all the reports I read. I read the attached article and my wife and I found a new repellent on the market which seems to work and is safe for kids. My kids get bitten much less often now... I say much less because I don't think any repellent is 100% effective. Read the article and it says mosquitoes are now getting accustomed to DEET. Anyways, check it out, its called KIRI's mosquito patch... www.facebook.com/KIRIThailand. My wife got them because they are DEET-free, citronella based, and all natural. I even use it now when jogging and working out in the park... and my wife laughs when I use them watching tv along with my mosquito zapper in hand. The little pests are like ninjas. Anyways, protect the little ones... for those adults that have gotten dengue fever, you know what I am talking about.

Article: http://www.apjtcm.com/zz/20134/4.pdf

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I don't know why you replied like this. You can google it... I think I read the DEET article in the WSJ, but here it is again... www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256731.php

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And for your information, I am actually working with the department/ministry of health here in Thailand to help promote awareness of how to stop the spread of mosquitoes in general. My aim is targetted for schools and the kids since roughly 50% of Dengue Fever cases are kids 15 years of age and younger. KIRI is one of the few products on the market that actually is DEET-free... the two others are J&J and Pigeon.

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Btw, permethrin is also synthetic. The FDA have approved both DEET and permethrin, but for only short time periods and then you should wash it off. No long term studies have been done on both. As for Citronella and other oils such as eucalyptus, they have been used for decades with no cases of side affects that I have seen.

However, you are right in terms of the length of effectiveness of DEET and permethrin. But would you rather have that on your kids (and yes, it does get absorbed in the skin and bloodstream, although in very minute quanities) or an alternative that you might have to spray or use the patch more often. Kids and infants are how small compared to us adults?

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