You can find mosquitoes all over the world, especially where there are swamps and stagnant water. Asia is a continent that has a great number of swamps. Hence, you would find a plethora of insect-borne diseases all over different parts of Asia. We shall look at some of the diseases, their symptoms, and the steps you can take as a preventive measure.
Dengue: This is one of the most common diseases transmitted by the day-biting mosquito Aedes. Characterized by joint pains, rashes, headaches, and fever, dengue is not fatal. However, a variant of the dengue, namely the dengue hemorrhagic fever can cause fatalities in more than 40% of the cases.
Chikungunya: This is a similar disease in many ways to dengue but without the fatality factor. This is prevalent all over Asia including the Indian Subcontinent.
Encephalitis: The principal carrier of this potentially dangerous disease is a night-biting mosquito found in the swamps of South and East Asia. You can prevent this disease by vaccination.
Leishmaniasis: You will find this disease in regions of eastern India, Bangladesh, Nepal, as well as certain parts of South America such as Brazil. This is a parasitical infection caused by sand flies. The variant of the disease, the visceral Leishmaniasis is much prevalent in the Indian subcontinent affecting half a million people annually.
Filariasis: This disease characterized by swelling of the feet is a result of infection from roundworms, mosquitoes, as well as biting midges.
We have seen some of the insect-borne disease affecting Asia. The list could get exhaustive. Now we shall consider an effective means of protection against the disease.
You can wear insect repellent clothing such as “NOBU.GS with Insect Shield®.”
While preventing insect bites, it provides effective protection against insects.
You may use topical repellents on exposed areas of your skin. This clothing reduces the need of these topical repellents.
The insect maternity protection shield works in a similar way as the repellent sprays and lotions.
While meeting all the requirements of the EPA, this shield can help protect you against biting and bothersome insects.
This maternity wear protection shield can repel mosquitoes as well as ticks and other biting insects.
The advantage of this shield is that the insect shield protection binds with the clothing and not to the skin.
The entire family can use this kind of clothing for effective protection.
You can wash the clothes as the insect shield repellency can last through 70 washings.