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1 September 2013 Field Evaluation and User Acceptability of Repellent Formulations Containing Deet Against Mosquitoes in Australia
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Field efficacy trials comparing 2 formulations of deet against mosquitoes in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia were conducted in February 2009. A formulation containing 35% deet in a gel (Australian Defence Force deet) provided >95% protection for 3 h, while a formulation containing 40% deet in ethanol (Bushman) in a spray applicator provided >95% for 6 h. A user acceptability study showed that 82% of soldiers using the Bushman formulation during contingency operations for 14–28 days in Timor–Leste would recommend this formulation to others and believed that the formulation provided protection against mosquitoes.

2013 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
Stephen P. Frances "Field Evaluation and User Acceptability of Repellent Formulations Containing Deet Against Mosquitoes in Australia," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 29(3), 289-292, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.2987/13-6348R.1
Published: 1 September 2013
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