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Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique (1990)

[Efficacy of the combination of DEET (20%) and EHD (15%) against mosquito bites. Results of a study carried out in Senegal].


PMID 11681228

Abstract

The authors report the results of a survey on the efficacy against mosquito bites of a repellent, Mousticologne Spécial Zones Infestées (DEET 20%, EHD 15%). Two forms of the product, spray and gel, were tested in Senegal. Repellent efficacy was evaluated by exposing volunteers, both repellent-treated and untreated, to mosquito bites. The number of mosquito bites per person and per night was 0.63 in the spray treated group (group 1), 6.03 in the gel treated group (group 2) and 94.17 in the untreated group (group 3). The analysis of these results showed a significant difference between treated and untreated persons. Untreated persons were not protected against mosquito bites, persons treated with the spray were protected for 12 hours and those treated with the gel had over 8 hours' protection. We concluded that a single application of the repellent Mousticologne in the field is capable of ensuring all-night protection against mosquito bites.

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