SPREAD OF DISEASE
Malaria is one of the world’s most infectious diseases. Today, it is most frequently transmitted in tropical and sub-tropical regions via bites from the female Anopholes mosquito. Malaria exists in over 97 countries throughout the world, in particular in populous countries in South America, Africa and Asia.
Which mosquitoes spread malaria and dengue fever?
Here are mainly two different types of mosquitoes in question.
The mosquito species responsible for the transmission of malaria belongs to the genus Anopheles , About 40 species transmit malaria. These mosquitoes are active mainly at dusk and at night. Therefore, it is advisable to spray in the evening for outdoor stays with a mosquito repellent and wear bright, long clothes as possible. And to sleep at night under an impregnated mosquito net.
The mosquito species responsible for the transmission of dengue fever is called Aedes also known as Tiger Midge. These mosquitoes are especially active during the daytime. Which of course makes the protection much more difficult as you wear short clothes and many people spend the day at the sea or pool and thus show a lot of skin.
Especially in areas with malaria a safe night is of great importance. A single sting may be enough to catch this dangerous disease. In 2010 alone, 216 million people worldwide suffered from malaria and 50-100 million from dangerous dengue fever.
Attached is a link to the Tropical Institute in Hamburg, which provides information on its website to all known travel countries.
Since many mosquitoes are nocturnal, it is very important to protect against the little beasts just after nightfall. Bright, longer clothes can help here. In addition, it is especially advisable in areas with malaria in addition to spray with a Deet-containing mosquito repellent. There are often the most effective ways to buy locally. As a rule, it should suffice to spray the hands and arms, legs and neck.
Traveling with kids
Even traveling with children to tropical areas should not be a problem. When traveling with children, we generally recommend a mosquito net in our GlisGlis Green Edition without impregnation.
The impregnation is not dangerous for humans. However, one should avoid that especially small children may take the net in the mouth. Therefore, when traveling with children under 6 years, we recommend a mosquito net without impregnation. These then have a higher hole density than impregnated mosquito nets and thus prevent the entry of mosquitoes.
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information as well as a liability for possibly occurring damages can not be taken over. For your health you remain responsible. Be sure to visit a doctor, preferably a tropical medicine before a trip in malaria areas to inform you about health measures!