25 April is World Malaria Day. At Tropicare we believe it is important to give you peace of mind while travelling with our Care Plus® products. Our social responsibility goes one step further, and our mission is a malaria-free world by 2030. Will you help?
In our 25 years in this sector, we have never encountered an infectious disease that has caught the media’s attention and caused global concern as much as the zika virus. We answer 5 most frequently asked questions.
Sunlight is good for us and most of us like to have a nice tan. Unfortunately, sunlight is not without risk as the skin burns quickly. Exposing the skin to (direct) sunlight for too long and too much will cause skin damage.
In many countries, drinking water is often less reliable than you are used to at home. Contaminated water can contain protozoa (single-celled organisms), bacteria and viruses.
Not only can mosquitoes be annoying on holiday, but they can also keep you awake in the Netherlands. What really helps against mosquitoes and how can you prevent nuisance as much as possible?
Travelling is wonderful, but it is not without certain risks. Infectious diseases lurk in subtropical and tropical regions.
With temperatures around 28 degrees, we will be heading for the beach en masse this weekend. But watch out for jellyfish! The easterly wind brings them to shore and the beaches will be full of jellyfish. Many species of jellyfish can sting painfully when they come into contact with people.
In the Netherlands alone, there are about 100,000 ticks per square metre, and they can be dangerous. More than 20% of these blood-thirsty creatures are infected with Borrelia bacteria, which can cause Lyme disease. So, prevent those nasty tick bites!
Stings and bites are unpleasant, and sometimes even dangerous. That is why we have been marketing insect repellents for over 20 years. You may be surprised to learn that we love insects too, on our plates!