Insect bites


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A number of serious infectious diseases are transmitted to humans by the bites of insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. The use of an insect repellent and sometimes an insecticide are effective preventive measures that make it possible to avoid many diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Chikungunya and Lyme disease.

To check whether these preventive measures apply to your destination, simply consult the Destinations at a Glance tool. If prevention against insect bites is found in the section "Recommended for certain travellers" for a specific country, the risk could depend on the region visited, the season and the activities planned.