Thursday 16 November 2017

Why mosquito repellent is a necessity ?

Why mosquito repellent is a necessity?

Mosquitoes have bedevilled humans for centuries, spreading disease and death to millions. They are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, and dengue fever.
The World Health Organization, reports that more than 50 percent of the world’s population is presently at risk from mosquito-borne diseases. Nearly 700 million people get a mosquito-borne illness each year resulting in greater than one million deaths.
Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunyayellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasisJapanese encephalitisSaint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika fever.
When it comes to mosquito-borne diseases, the world’s attention has been fixated on Zika for the past year. But other diseases like malaria or dengue still threaten more people.This is particularly true in India, a country with a population of 1.2 billion, where the government is struggling to get a handle on the problem — though there are signs of hope.To understand the stakes, look no further than the capital, New Delhi, where this summer an outbreak of chikungunya affected thousands with fever and joint pain. This was soon followed by the seasonal dengue epidemic, a more severe virus that can be fatal.
The Indian market for various repellants is in the range of over Rs 4000 crore. With increasing environmental degradation leading to the creation of mosquito breeding grounds, demand is set to increase further, say experts. Using a repellent is one of the best ways to keep mosquitoes away from yourself and your family. Today market offers a wide array of options.

From mosquito coils to cockroach sprays to electric swatters, India's insect repellent market clocks Rs 4,400 crore in retail sales a year, according to a report by Euromonitor. Coils are the top-selling repellents with a 50% market share, though sprays are also gaining in popularity. Godrej Consumer Products with brands such as Good Knight and Hit controls nearly half the market and is gradually eating into shares of rivals such as SC Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser and Jyothy Labs. The country's home insecticide market is forecast to reach Rs 5,200 crore by 2020.

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