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Insecticide sprays

BMJ Group Medical Reference

There hasn't been enough research to say if spraying insecticide indoors to kill mosquitoes can help prevent malaria. Doctors don't usually recommend it.

A large survey of 90,000 tourists from Europe returning from East Africa found that those who had sprayed insecticide in their room weren't any less likely to get malaria. [40] But two small studies of people living in malaria areas showed that people were less likely to get the disease if they sprayed inside their houses with insecticide. [64] [65] We don't know if these sprays can be harmful.

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Last Updated: June 07, 2013
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