Using mosquito netting reduces the risk of malaria infection
and other mosquito borne diseases by a factor of 10 to 20!
Whether you are living in a high-risk area or perhaps are
traveling to one, mosquito nets offer essential protection
against mosquitoes, flies and other insects.
Each year, according to the World Health Organization, some
500 million people are infected with mosquito-borne illnesses:
yellow fever, and various
forms of encephalitis, including
the West Nile virus. More than 2.5 million die, many of them
young children. Mosquitoes are no joking manner.
This site will explore in detail the many methods and
benefits of using mosquito netting as well as the various
types of mosquito netting available and the ways of protecting
yourself against mosquito borne diseases. We will talk about
the legion of diseases that mosquitoes transmit to humans
and the ways of preventing these diseases and infections.
Other topics include
types of mosquitoes, mosquito
predators, and how to prevent
The proliferation of dengue
alone is cause for alarm. In the
1950s, the WHO saw fewer than 1,000
cases annually of the sometimes
fatal hemorrhagic variety. Today,
the yearly average exceeds 500,000.
West Nile virus has emerged in recent years in temperate regions of Europe and North America, presenting a threat to public, equine, and animal health. The most serious manifestation of West Nile virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds.
The World Health Organization estimates that yearly 300-500
million cases of malaria occur
and more than 1 million people die of malaria. About 1,200
cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year.
Most cases in the United States are in immigrants and travelers
returning from malaria-risk areas, mostly from sub-Saharan
Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Animals and pets are at risk! Read about how mosquito bites
can cause heartworm in dogs
and heartworm in cats.
here for the answers to some
questions about mosquito protection.
Also, some new information:
Read about the four-part life
cycle of a mosquito from mosquito larvae to adult mosquito.
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