It was yesterday, May 3, 2012 that I have learned facts and misconceptions about the world's dangerous vector in the world: the Dengue-lamok. Held at G Hotel, Promenade Restaurant, the event was attended by fellow bloggers and people from the press. The goal is to inform the general public of the raising dengue threat in the country and how we can level up our family's protection against dengue with the new Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion.
To give us a brief background; the famous source of dengue in our country is the Aedes Aegypti. This mosquito is known to be aggresive during the day. This gave the rise to belief that dengue infection occurs only at daytime. But this belief is one of the misconceptions about dengue, according to Dr Barbara Lavina Caoili of Philippine Association of Entomologists (PAE).
It was revealed that clinical studies by Filipino Entomologists observed another dengue lamok, which is increasingly present in human dwellings: the Aedes Albopictu. It was found most aggressive from late afternoon until night time. Meaning, these monsters are working 24/7. And, they do present serious danger to humans health especially children who have underdeveloped immune systems.
Survey shown that in 2011, a total of 110, 257 cases of dengue were reported, resulting in deaths of 580 people. Twenty five percent (25%) of the total dengue cases were in Metro Manila. And, as of March 2012, there are already a number of dengue hotspots in our country including, Central Visayas, SOCSARGEN, CALABARZON and NCR. Dengue, in fact, is now the leading cause of childhood hospitalization in our country.
To act on this urgent threat, PAE endorsed the new Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion as an effective against dengue lamok that bite during day and night. This new product provides a longer protection time compared to other bands and also provides anti-bacterial protection. Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion is also hypoallergenic and kid friendly as well. Prices are available from 6Php to119Php.