Insect bites warning for supporters

Fans have been warned about bugs that can spread diseases like malaria

Fans have been warned about bugs that can spread diseases like malaria

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Football fans preparing to follow the England team to Brazil have been urged by scientists to be extra vigilant of insect bites.

Experts are reminding fans travelling to the World Cup and others planning trips to other exotic places to use repellents to protect themselves against bites and the diseases they spread.

The warning comes after experts reviewed the safety of insect repellent which contains N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, popularly known as DEET.

Previous research has hotly contested the safety of the use of DEET - which is the most common active ingredient in repellents.

But a new review of previous studies conducted by experts the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has concluded that the there is "insufficient evidence" to show that DEET is unsafe.

Their review, published in the open access journal Parasites and Vectors , also found that the benefits of avoiding disease-spreading insect bites outweigh any risks associated with applying DEET to the skin.

The researchers recommend applying repellents containing 20% to 50% DEET to the skin when in countries with diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue fever.

A spokeswoman for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said that dengue fever - a viral infection that is transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes - is present in Brazil.

It can cause life-threatening illness and there is there is no cure and no vaccine against it. The main protection against dengue fever is insect repellents, she said.

"Biting arthropods can transmit a whole range of diseases to humans and it is vital to protect ourselves," said Dr James Logan, senior lecturer in medical entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

"Vaccines and treatments are available for some diseases, but not all, and so the best way to keep as safe as possible is to use an insect repellent containing DEET and reapply it regularly.

"We want people to enjoy their holidays and tropical trips - we don't want them ruined by illness so we want to do all we can to help inform and educate people about the facts rather than the many myths surrounding this issue."

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Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link


These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century



YOUTUBE VIDEO


SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD

Published on Aug 22, 2014

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,, Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century YOUTUBE VIDEO SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD Published on Aug 22, 2014 https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sGOtDVil kUc ,, Dan Soton
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3:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link


These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century



YOUTUBE VIDEO


SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD

Published on Aug 22, 2014

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=sGOtDVil

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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014

My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.

I REGRET THAT MY COAUTHORS AND I OMITTED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION IN OUR 2004 ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS. THE OMITTED DATA SUGGESTED THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES WHO RECEIVED THE MMR VACCINE BEFORE AGE 36 MONTHS WERE AT INCREASED RISK FOR AUTISM.

Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.


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[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century YOUTUBE VIDEO SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD Published on Aug 22, 2014 https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sGOtDVil kUc ,,[/p][/quote],, STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014 My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I REGRET THAT MY COAUTHORS AND I OMITTED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION IN OUR 2004 ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS. THE OMITTED DATA SUGGESTED THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES WHO RECEIVED THE MMR VACCINE BEFORE AGE 36 MONTHS WERE AT INCREASED RISK FOR AUTISM. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed. http://www.morganver kamp.com/august-27-2 014-press-release-st atement-of-william-w -thompson-ph-d-regar ding-the-2004-articl e-examining-the-poss ibility-of-a-relatio nship-between-mmr-va ccine-and-autism/ ''' Dan Soton
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