Walking or hiking seems very simple. You learn it at a young age, so what can go wrong? Unfortunately, without proper preparation you can get into unpleasant situations. Therefore, make sure you are well prepared before you start your hike or walk, whether it is a city walk or a walk in the countryside, a short intensive hike or a multi-day hike. We have put together 6 tips for you, so that you can enjoy your surroundings to the fullest.
You probably recognize it, that irritating buzzing around your head as soon as you try to sleep. The next morning you wake up with itchy red bumps on your body. Many people sleep under a mosquito net to keep insects at a distance when travelling far away, but a mosquito net is also ideal for use at home or during a holiday in your own country.
In 2020, the news was largely dominated by the COVID-19 virus. However, still little attention is being paid to malaria, while mortality rates are rising substantially. The mosquito is the deadliest animal on earth and therefore prevention against the malaria mosquito and against malaria is of great importance!
COVID-19 has an impact on the goal to eradicate malaria and on the activities that the Bambino Life Foundation does. At the start of December 2020 a digital interview between Arnoud Aalbersberg (Care Plus®) and Ashaba Faridah (Bambino Life Foundation) took place to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on malaria in Uganda.
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.
2019-nCoV, det officiella namnet för coronaviruset, kunde inte infektera människor – men det gjorde det. Detta virus innebär en luftvägsinfektion med en dödlighetsnivå på 2 % (för övrigt mycket lägre än SARS & MERS förr i tiden).
Torsdagen den 25 april är det världens malariadag. Den här dagen vill vi öka medvetenheten om denna dödliga sjukdom som drabbar mer än 214 miljoner människor, varav mer än 430 000 dör årligen. Många av offren är yngre än fem år.
DEET har varit det mest effektiva insektsmedlet i årtionden. Ny forskning visar att kontakt med DEET också upplevs som obehaglig av myggor.
The mild winter days in our country have caused nature to be in a bit of a muddle. Ticks thrive in this mild weather, so this may herald a year with more ticks than ever before. Protect yourself against ticks and don’t let them bite you!