When spending time in areas where there is active transmission of a mosquito-borne disease, you should take precautions against mosquito bites. Many of these precautions are the same ones you’d take at home:
- cover up with long sleeves, long pants, socks, shoes, and a hat
- wear an EPA-registered insect repellent
- keep mosquitoes out by keeping doors and windows screened or closed.
If you’re staying somewhere without air conditioning or windows screens, you may also need to use a bed net to prevent mosquito bites at night while you’re sleeping.