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Smart tips for driving vectors away Script - Video

To prevent vector stings or bites, you can use DEET-containing insect repellents.

Before purchase, read carefully the labels and instructions, and note the protection time. For children, choose a DEET-containing insect repellent with lower concentration (less than 10%).

Use insect repellent on exposed parts of the body and clothing.

When an insect repellent is to be used on young children, the adult should apply it to his or her own hands first before putting it on the children; avoid applying to the children’s hands, around their eyes or mouths, or on any cut or irritated skin.

When re-application is needed, apply to the children’s clothing.

Wash the children's skin where insect repellent has been applied, or bathe them after returning indoors. Also, wash the clothes exposed to insect repellents.

Remember these tips to use insect repellents safely.

Slogan: Beware of stings  Protect ourselves from vector-borne diseases

Website: www.chp.gov.hk

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