Insect and animal bites

Bites can be dangerous!

  • Animal bites can be dangerous!
  • Avoid petting even apparently "tame" animals.
  • Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and fleas are carriers of many diseases.
  • Use a suitable insect repellent ideally containing DEET on exposed areas of skin.
  • Avoid using scented soaps, creams or perfumes as these can attract mosquitoes and insects.
  • Wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts to help prevent insect bites.
  • Use impregnated mosquito nets in an endemic area.