It follows then, that prevention of malaria, to be effective, must
rely on a variety of protective measures.
5-13. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES
These measures are defined as those that the individual himself must apply.
Constant and intelligent application of personal protective measures by the
individual is referred to as malaria discipline.
Personnel should be carefully indoctrinated in the principles of this approach
to malaria control.
All malaria control programs must begin with and must continuously
emphasize malaria discipline, for without malaria discipline, all other control measures
a. Insect Bar (Bednet).
Anopheles mosquitoes are essentially night biters and can bite more
easily when a soldier is asleep and motionless.
It is essential that all troops in a malarious area be trained and equipped
to use mosquito bars.
The proper procedure is to tuck the mosquito netting under the
-- Then the soldier uses the aerosol bomb on the inside of the mosquito
netting, killing any mosquitoes that may be under the net with him.
b. Clothing. When mosquitoes are prevalent, all personnel should wear loose-
fitting clothing that will help protect them from mosquitoes when they are outside of
For this purpose, the uniform should consist of:
Tuck trousers into boots.
Long sleeve shirts, buttoned at the neck, with sleeves rolled down.