Keep the mosquitoes away from your route!
The “hooray” feeling of planning a trip can be somewhat contagious to all around you. But keep in mind that contagious sensation is likely to have an unwelcome origin during a tropical trip if the necessary precautions are not taken. The rise of Malaria is still an ominous reality.
CNN Travel has recently published a list with some of the most jaw-dropping places to visit in the sub-Saharan region. If you have taken on the task of organizing a holiday “to do” list with – some of them might include The Great Migration in Tanzania, the Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia, Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, to name a few – stop right now and allow yourself some precaution. The sub-Saharan region was home to 90% of all Malaria cases in the world in 2015 and for the first time in 10 years, scientists today fear a resurgence of the disease as numbers are not falling.
New malaria facts for the cautious traveler
A recent study unveiled a method in which the eighth generation of the female mosquito Aedes Aegypti can be stopped from producing eggs, therefore halting its proliferation. The Aedes Aegypti transmits the Zika virus, the culprit of infant mortality increase in Brazil two years ago and the same mosquito which spreads the Dengue fever through its bite. Despite the recent breakthrough in the long-fought battle against diseases transmissible by mosquitoes, you should never underestimate the power of preventive health measures. The simplest way to look after your health safety shield is getting hold of widely available repellent creams on the market. Nowadays, they are not only effective to keep the mosquitoes away from you but also moisturizing your skin. Some of them come in really attractive fragrances (hopefully not to the mosquitoes).