Dengue is a major public health problem in the Philippines and is endemic across all regions of this tropical country . Dengue outbreak in the Philippines mostly occurs during the wet and rainy season from May to November. Additionally, studies show that Dengue in the Philippines is almost 10 times higher than estimated for rabies, about twice the burden of intestinal fluke infections, and about 10% of the burden of tuberculosis.
Reports from the Department of Health says dengue cases reached 64,797 nationwide from January to June 25, 2022 which is 90% higher than cases recorded in the same period last year. Most of the dengue cases were reported in Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula.
While dengue can only be transmitted through the bite of a dengue-carrying mosquito, its effects are painful, debilitating and can be life-threatening if left untreated. That is why health experts have often espoused how prevention is always better than cure– seeing the importance of taking action today to protect families from diseases.
To prevent incidence dengue, the Department of Health has outlined what they call the 4S Strategy
- Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites
- Secure self-protection measures- wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and use of mosquito repellent
- Seek early consultation
- Support fogging/spraying
In spraying, one such effective product in the battle against dengue is Mortein Multi Insect Killer Spray which kills disease-causing mosquitoes and other flying insects. Mortein is the only multi-insect killer available in the market with citronella oils and kills 100% dengue-carrying mosquitoes. Mortein comes from Reckitt, the makers of Lysol disinfectant spray, which has been used and trusted by Filipinos to keep their homes sanitized and safe from destructive viruses and bacteria.
According to the World Health Organization, dengue fever is one of the top ten global health threats and is also the most rapidly spreading. In fact, there has been a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years.**** With this, Mortein should come very useful and necessary for Filipinos who want to prevent dengue and truly protect their family’s future.
Mortein comes from Reckitt, the company behind some of the world’s most trusted consumer brands including Lysol, Strepsils, Durex, Veet, Gaviscon, Lactum and Enfa. Reckitt strives to always protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world. They believe that access to the highest standard in hygiene, health and nutrition is a right not a privilege.
Mortein is available in the following variants of 250ml & 500ml:
Mortein NaturGard Flying Insect Killer Spray (With Citrus Oils)
Mortein NaturGard Multi-Insect Killer Spray (With Citrus Oils & With Citronella Oils)