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. 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. We don't know if these sprays can be harmful.
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June 07, 2013
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