Bring out the Mosquito Netting. World Mosquito Day is today. It commemorates the day when the relationship between mosquitos and malaria was identified. Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasitic protozoans.
On this day in 1897, the link between mosquitos and the transmission of malaria was discovered by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross. Ross also identified that the female Anopheles mosquito transmits the disease. In 1902, Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his discovery
About 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. The vast majority of these cases are travelers and immigrants entering the U.S. from parts of the world where malaria is common.
The goal of this special day, is to raise awareness of causes of Malaria, and to learn methods of prevention. With the knowledge that mosquitoes carry other diseases, most notably the dangerous Zika virus, it is even more important today, to be aware, and to understand the necessity of avoid coming in contact with mosquitos.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine celebrates World Mosquito Day annually, since the 1930s,. They hold exhibitions and parties designed to entertain and to inform people.
Did You Know? At least two million people die each year from malaria and other mosquito born diseases. - HolidayInsights.com
Blech! I know every living creature serves a purpose... but, YUCK! I think mosquitos must serve to make us feel grateful when they are not present! Lol! In all seriousness, mosquitos are more than pests. They do harbor disease which can lead to illness and even death. It's best to avoid them when possible. When not possible, it is wise to use an Insect Repellent, preferably a non-toxic one. It is suggested to wear long sleeves when doing yard work around and to apply a Bug Spray to all exposed skin. I personally like to use Lemongrass essential oil as a natural bug repellent. I add a few drops to my cupped hand, rub my hands together, then run my hands all over any exposed skin, including my scalp, face & neck! It works like a charm for me, plus I smell fantastic! We are all different, so what works great for me might not work quite as well for the next person, and vice versa, so there is sometimes a little trial and error at play. But, you will always find another use for the oil! Here are some other Essential Oils commonly used topically to ward off bugs! Arborvitae Cedarwood Cleansing Blend Eucalyptus Patchouli Peppermint Renewing Blend
If you forgot to apply your favorite insect-repelling essential oil before heading outdoors and found yourself to be a tasty treat for those pesky mosquitos, here are some essential oils that may help alleviate those nasty bug bites! • Basil • Cleansing Blend • Frankincense • Lavender • Melaleuca • Melissa • Roman Chamomile In my perfect world there would be no biting, blood-thirsty insects! Lol! In the meantime, be sure to experiment with different essential oils until you find the perfect match!
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