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Mastering insect repellent for golfers

Mastering insect repellent for golfers

Longer days… brighter evenings… sunshine on our backs… daffodils, primroses...that’s right, spring has well and truly sprung. For the hardcore golf fans out there, spring signals even more beautiful happenings than crocuses in bloom… the start of several major highlights in the sport's calendar. From Augusta,  USA to Royal Birkdale in Scotland, whatever the location, the climate offers a host of conditions ideal for a variety of bugs and biters on the fairways. If you want to spend less time swatting (mosquitoes, midges and other pesky biters) and more time swinging a golf club, this handy guide to bite prevention for golfers is for you. 

Mosquito-borne Zika Virus and your guide to bite prevention

Due to its potential links with Microcephaly, Zika Virus has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation. Mosi-guard Natural mosquito repellents have been tested against various Aedes mosquitoes which spread the Zika Virus.

Insect bites in the UK — identify what has bitten you with this ultimate guide

Insect bites in the UK — identify what has bitten you with this ultimate guide

This guide covers the key things you need to know about insect bites in the UK. Covering eight of the most common biting insects, you’ll also find handy pictures of the offending critters and their bites making it easier to recognise them. What's more we've also listed the most common insect hotspots to help you be prepared when you enter any habitats favoured by the little biters. 

Don’t let Chikungunya Virus bite into your holiday — your guide to locations, symptoms and protection

The tropical disease Chikungunya [pronounced: chik-en-gun-ye] Virus hit the headlines recently when celebrity Lindsay Lohan contracted the disease while holidaying in Bora Bora. After being diagnosed on her trip, Lindsay was hospitalized again upon her return home after suffering a relapse of symptoms.

Dengue Fever on the rise — what you need to know

Dengue Fever on the rise — what you need to know

Ask most people to name a Mosquito borne tropical disease and nine times out of ten, Malaria will be the top answer. Yet there is another disease that is a cause for caution and according to experts is not just a consideration for those travelling to the tropics.

It’s estimated that more than 3.5 billion people, over half the entire world’s population, live at risk of Dengue Fever.  In fact around 400 million people are estimated to be infected with the virus every year. 

The Quest For A Malaria Vaccine

Malaria is the biggest killer in human history. It's taken the lives of half the people who've ever walked the Earth. Even with modern drugs, 10 to 30 percent of those who contract the disease die. Needless to say, it's not the sort of thing you want to expose yourself to, unless you have a very good reason. Stephon Hoffman had a very good reason. Click here to read more