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.
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.
What is malaria and how (and where) exactly do you catch it? Can it be prevented and if so, how? From your top malaria questions answered to the most common malaria hot-spots, together with top tips on travel preparation and holiday health, we’ve included it all in this comprehensive guide to malaria
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.
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.
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.
Health officials urge fans to protect against bites... Millions of football fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup are being advised to take precautions against Dengue Fever following new scientific research.
An elderly Greek man has died from complications of dengue fever. This is a reappearance of the mosquito-borne disease 85 years after its eradication from Greece. Health officials blame the increasing presence of the Asian tiger mosquito. Click here to read more.
Researchers from the University of Queensland say they've developed a new diagnostic tool to identify mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus. It could reduce the spread of dengue which is prevalent in parts of Asia, the Pacific and now extending its reach to northern Australia. Click here to read more
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