Did you know that mosquitoes, flies, bugs, ticks and snails are called vectors? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another.

Vector-borne diseases are illnesses caused by these pathogens and parasites in human populations. They are most commonly found in tropical areas and places where access to safe drinking-water and sanitation systems is problematic.

Today is World Health Day and this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases. The most deadly vector-borne disease, malaria, caused an estimated 660,000 deaths in 2010.

Sadly, most of these deaths were of African children. However, the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease is dengue, with a 30-fold increase over the last 50 years.

In one small bite, Mosquitoes can not only transmit malaria and dengue, but also lymphatic filariasis, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever.

World Health Day 2014 aims to raise awareness about the threat posed by vectors and vector-borne diseases and to stimulate families and communities to take action to protect themselves.


Protect Yourself from Vector-Borne Diseases

If you are travelling to a country where vector-borne diseases are an emerging threat or already a public health problem, here’s what to do:

Simple ways to protect yourself from the threat of vector-borne diseases.
Simple ways to protect yourself from the threat of vector-borne diseases.

On top of protecting yourself from these vector-borne diseases is the necessity to keep your health at its best by boosting your immune system; maintaining a healthy pH balance and digestive system; and enhancing your stamina and vitality. These are the QNET products that can help you achieve all that.

Olé Olive Leaf Extract is widely considered the ultimate natural defender of your immune system. It contains 400% greater antioxidant capacity than Vitamin C. It also has up to 40 times more polyphenolics than extra-virgin olive oil and is a powerful combatant against free radicals.

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Happy World Health Day!

Source: WHO