One mosquito. One bite.
That’s all it takes to change someone’s life forever …
The threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has risen in recent years due to volatile weather patterns and vulnerable populations of humans, birds and animals. While in many cases, these diseases cause minor symptoms in patients, for some, the disease can rapidly advance and cause life-long neurological damage, affecting ability to walk, talk, eat, or even breathe. Tragically, coma and even death can occur – and many times, very quickly. Those at particular risk are young children, seniors, those with immunosuppression, either via those taking immunosuppressive medicine or due to a pre-existing medical condition such as many types of cancer or HIV infection. Those that work outside or participate in outdoor activities are also at higher risk because of greater exposure to mosquitoes.
This hard hitting video from the American Mosquito Control Association is based on the current situation in the USA but could just as easily be here in the UK.
Don’t underestimate the potential impact.