During the past days, some interesting news came out of the United Kingdom. In Great Britain, an insect repellent containing the active ingredient Citriodiol® is used by the military as added protection against the Coronavirus / Covid-19 virus. Huh? What? Very interesting news indeed.
Did you know that malaria is still the largest 'killer' infectious disease in the world? And that this is due to the deadliest animal in the world: the mosquito? With more than 405,000 deaths annually (unfortunately mainly children under 5 and unfortunately this number is on the increase again) and more than 200,000,000 (that is 200 million reported) infections per year.
During this period, it is important to wash / clean your hands regularly even when your hands are not visibly dirty, it is important to regularly wash your hands with soap and water or use a cleansing hand gel.
2019-nCoV, the official name for the Corona virus, was not supposed to hop on humans, but it did. And this strain also includes a respiratory syndrome with a death rate of 2% (much much lower than SARS & MERS in the past).
The mosquito season is in full swing again. It is high time to get the mosquito repellent to prevent a nasty bite. But which products really help against a bite and which are sheer nonsense and should we avoid spending money on?
The Greek Ministry of Health warns holidaymakers about mosquitoes that can transmit the West Nile virus. The virus can make you very sick and in some cases can even be fatal.