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Do you need mosquito repellent in Maldives?

It is possible to contract several mosquito-borne illnesses in Maldives, including dengue fever and zika, so it is a very good idea to avoid bites wherever possible. You should wear clothing with good limb coverage and use a reliable insect repellent. Sleep under nets wherever possible.

Are mosquitoes bad in Maldives?

They spread more harmful diseases than any other known species. While malaria is very uncommon in the Maldives, the country does have seasonal outbreaks of dengue. This disease can now be prevented by the new method of eradicating the mosquito population.

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