Communities and countries all around the world have been doing their best to provide and spread education and information about mosquitoes to the public. Mosquitoes, as many of us know, carry and spread diseases like Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya and more. Right here in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) promotes education, awareness, communication, cooperation and to serve as a platform for alike activities.
The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is also a great resource for finding out more about mosquitoes, symptoms of multiple mosquito borne illnesses, treatment, etc. But it’s also a great place to search a multitude of topics as well as what the Caribbean and surrounding areas are doing to respond. You can also keep up on what’s happening in the health realm during these COVID times to see how hospitals are responding, new policies, advances to improve your time in the hospital and more.
Resources like the above are a mode to effectively spread knowledge backed by facts and statistics from doctors and nurses right where you live, so you know you have a local helping and administering essentials to improve your life with care. When it comes to mosquito borne illness/disease, it’s still a medical area that has much improvement to go and with educational programs and community cooperation, we can all get to cures and vaccinations faster.
In 2019, for example, the Americas saw approximately 3 million cases of Dengue, a record number of cases according to PAHO and has been watched and combated as best possible since. In 2021, it’s difficult to know what may come and what may be of concern next, especially since the US saw a rise in EEE (Eastern equine encephalitis) in 2020. But the best we can do is be prepared as individuals in a community. Not sure how to prepare your home or what other precautions to take? Take a look at one of our previous blogs here:
If you’re interested in getting involved or learning more, check out PAHO’s and CARPHA’s websites or seek out other medical websites with detailed information like WHO or Mayo Clinic.
At Mosquito Magnet for the Caribbean, we want to bring an option that’s effective in mosquito removal, safe, eco-friendly and will fix any mosquito woes, whether it be at your home, your place of work, rental property, etc. We care and are here to make a difference in our community. If you ever have questions about our services or concerns, scroll up to the top of our page and give us a call or send us a quick email!