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Infectious Diseases >> Filaria

Prevention

Avoiding mosquito bites is the best form of prevention. The mosquitoes that carry the microscopic worms usually bite between the hours of dusk and dawn. If you live in or travel to an area with lymphatic filariasis:

  1. Sleep under a mosquito net.
  2. Wear long sleeves and trousers.
  3. Use mosquito repellent on exposed skin between dusk and dawn.
  4. Take a yearly dose of medicine that kills the worms circulating in the blood.

 
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