Archive for May, 2013

Skeeter Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction caused by polypeptides that are found in mosquito saliva. The rates in which the symptoms appear vary. The faster medication is administered, the lesser the repercussions. Check with a physician in case of symptoms like blisters, difficulty in breathing, short breaths, and swells are observed.

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Natural Mosquito Repellent for Babies

The knowledge about DEET or N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamine as the most common active ingredient in insect repellants has been said to alarm families regarding its use for the safety of their children. Health specialists, most especially pediatricians, clearly impose that the use of insect repellants for children below the age of 2 are strictly prohibited.

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Gates Foundation Proposes Mosquito Vaccines for Third World Countries

Famous billionaire Bill Gates surprised people in his 2011 interview with CNN whereby he passionately explained the benefits of human de-population. He also added how forced vaccination by means of genetically modified mosquitoes can help third world countries. His goal of eradicating diseases and providing better living condition to humans is a goal that he shares with billions of people all over the world. However, his means of finding cure remains questionable.

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Mosquitoes and Kids - The Potential Health Threat

Mosquito and tick infection and protection for children is the top priority for parents. Dr. Kari Simonsen of UNMC College of Medicine talks about the use of mosquito repellants that is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mosquito Allergies and Diseases

Allergic reactions to mosquito bites are caused by the saliva protein found in mosquitoes. Symptoms are not always consistent and they usually depend on the amount of bites. The reactions can vary from delayed to immediate. The more severe reactions are not very common. However, it is important to know what these reactions are to avoid complications.

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Asian Tiger Mosquito

The Asian Tiger Mosquito is a vector of pathogens and viruses. Among the life-threatening diseases that it carries include Chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever. It is also known for transmitting St. Louis encephalitis and the West Nile virus. It is one of those species of mosquitoes that you should definitely look out for.

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What Attracts Mosquitoes

Despite the advancements in technology, we still have to deal with pestering mosquitoes every now and then. Many synthetic and natural repellents have been introduced in the last hundred years, but these bugs are still a common problem in all parts of the planet.

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Natural History of Mosquitoes

All around the world, there are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Each of these species has a name in Latin, which provides a description making it easier for the scientific community to identify. Most of the species have common names and scientific names. One of these is the Anopheles freeborni, commonly known as the Western malaria mosquito.

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Natural Mosquito Control

If there is one thing that mosquitoes have in common with most humans, it is the fact that they like taking advantage of the sun during the warm months. It is therefore important to keep yourself and your loved ones protected especially when you are outdoors enjoying picnic or camping.

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4 Steps to a Mosquito Proof Home

Mosquitoes are threatening the health of our family members and children because these insects are the carriers of diseases like malaria and dengue fever that sometimes have fatal complications.  There is a system in eliminating and getting rid of these harmful bloodsucking insects. The system includes 4 easy steps that you may follow and have an idea where to begin ...

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