Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 17th, 2005
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised its recommendations on insect repellents that provide effective protection against mosquitoes that may transmit the West Nile virus.
In addition to DEET-based repellents, the CDC is now recommending repellents that contain the active ingredient Picaridin, which is new to the United States. Picaridin is proven to be as effective as DEET,...
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