Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Lyme borreliosis is the most
common vector-borne disease in Sweden, and as many as 10,000 individuals are
thought to be affected each year.1 Recent
studies have suggested that individual variability in vector attachment may
be linked to different body odors.2,3
Other studies suggested that diethyltoluamide is the best repellent against
insect vectors and permethrin against ticks, in particular. However, insect
repellents may have adverse effects on humans and animals.4
Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Garlic as an Insect Repellent. JAMA. 2000;284(7):831. doi:10.1001/jama.284.7.827
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