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When planning a trip to an exotic destination, many people imagine that animals such as lions, crocodiles and bears might pose a major risk. And while those animals are known to kill humans – lions kill about 100 people each year – mosquitos kill more than a half million people annually.
Bed Nets and zika
The zika epidemic, which has now spread to 60 countries, is transmitted by mosquitos. The World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control recommend, among other measures, that “when in areas with zika and other diseases spread by mosquitos, sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites”.
Bed Nets and malaria
Malaria is the number one mosquito-borne disease, accounting for about 450,000 annual deaths. Unlike some tropical diseases, there is no vaccine against malaria. While there are antimalarial medications that reduce the risk of infection, the best defense is to avoid being bitten by mosquitos. Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) are an important tool to ensure your safety because the type of mosquito that transmits malaria is most active between dusk and dawn, while you sleep.
HealthBridge Insecticide Treated Bed Nets
While no mosquito net can guarantee you won’t be bitten, nets treated with insecticides can greatly reduce the risk. HealthBridge bed nets:
- Are treated with Deltamethrin and are washable up to 20 times
- Are safe for children and pregnant women
- Kill mosquitos on contact, and drive other mosquitos away
- Kill a wide variety of other insects, including bed bugs and cockroaches
- Have been sold and trusted since 1998
- Can be left behind in the country you visited for a local family to use
Proceeds from the sale of every HealthBridge net support health programs that reach vulnerable populations around the world.
A net has a shelf life of around 10 years as long as it remains packed in its plastic bag.