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Mosquito Netting save lives!

Mosquito netting will prevent the female mosquito from engorging herself and protect you from mosquito-borne diseases. 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: dengue, malaria, 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 mosquito breeding.

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.

News Articles
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-- Applying Insecticides around your Home
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-- The Link between Flu-like Symptoms and Lyme Disease
-- Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Natural Barrier Against Mosquitoes
-- West Nile Virus Vaccine: The Rush for a Cure
-- Travel Immunization and Vaccination Advice for Safe Travel
-- Your Best Protection Against Mosquito Bites
-- Mosquito Borne Diseases: The Dangerous Link Between Mosquitoes and Global Warming

-- Mosquito Nets for Africa
-- Malaria Control is Working Hard

Also, click here for the answers to some frequently asked questions about mosquito protection.

Also, some new information:

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