Efficacy of four insect repellents against mosquito bites: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled field study in Senegal.

@article{Uzzan2009EfficacyOF,
  title={Efficacy of four insect repellents against mosquito bites: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled field study in Senegal.},
  author={Bernard Uzzan and Lassana Konat{\'e} and Abdoulaye Dione Diop and Patrick Nicolas and Ibrahima Dia and Y{\'e}mou Dieng and Arezki Izri},
  journal={Fundamental & clinical pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={589-94}
}
Insect-borne diseases represent a worldwide threat. In addition to fight against vectors (insecticides) and disease prevention (vaccination against yellow fever, chemoprophylaxis against malaria), insect repellents applied on the skin could help reduce the heavy burden related to these diseases. In a field study performed in Senegal, we compared the efficacy of one skin application between 3 and 4 p.m. of four spray repellents [icaridine 20%, para-menthane-diol (PMD) 20% and 50% and DEET 50… CONTINUE READING

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