Insect borne diseases and their prevention

Campbell, S. (2008) Insect borne diseases and their prevention. Primary Health Care, 18(6), pp. 25-29. (doi: 10.7748/phc2008.

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Potentially fatal diseases spread by insects in tropical and sub-tropical regions are a hazard for Western visitors. Susan Campbell describes symptoms and treatments – and how to reduce your chances of infection in the first place Insects are capable of spreading diseases which can be fatal, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Many of these insect-borne diseases are rare, but this makes them hard to recognise. There are no vaccinations for most of them and drug treatment can be difficult, dangerous or nonexistent. Prevention of insect bites is the single most sensible and effective precaution a traveller can take to avoid these diseases (Dawood 1999).

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Campbell, Ms Sue
Authors: Campbell, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Primary Health Care
Publisher:RCN Publishing
ISSN (Online):2047-900X
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