How to Stay Safe from Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya, a viral disease, is transmitted through the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The virus has origins from Tanzania in the 1950s and the name translates to ‘walking bent over’ in Makonde. It causes fever, muscle and joint pains; while most symptoms are short-lived, joint pain can become a life-long issue.  Once affected by the …

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Tips to protect yourself from mosquitoes while travelling

Over the years, mosquitoes have gone from bothersome pests to feared disease-carriers and a worldwide concern.  Responsible for over one million people die from mosquito-borne illnesses each year, they carry some of the most serious and sometimes fatal diseases including Zika virus, Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, and West Nile Virus.  Mosquitoes are certainly …

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Mosquito Repellent 101: How to Pick The Perfect Repellent for You and Your Family

Indian summers and monsoons are a tricky and sticky affair. The heat and humidity are unbearable, but letting the cool air in is not an option thanks to the overactive mosquitoes.  What makes the over 3,500 species of mosquitoes even more harmful are the bacteria, viruses and parasites they transmit, thereby becoming carriers of life-threatening …

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