Friday, March 17, 2017

Zika is coming back and the weather is not helping…

Big concern is the recent article about transmission of the Zika virus in Florida since June of last year. Zika has been shown to cause birth defects in women who become infected while pregnant.

Zika’s arrival in Florida last Summer followed the rapid spread of the mosquito-borne virus through Latin America and the Caribbean.

The World Health Organization (WHO) last year declared Zika a global health emergency because of its link in Brazil with thousands cases of the birth defect microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains that can result in severe developmental problems.

A recent CDC study estimates that Zika infections cause a 20 fold spike in the risk of certain birth defects, including microcephaly.

Some Health Tips: Avoid the beach at twilight, dawn, and dusk. Pack a cover-up and wear it. Request a room on your hotel’s higher floors. And do not forget your bug spray preferably Organic and nontoxic ones.

Talk about coincidence, about 18 months ago our wellness division employed Dr. John Harlan and started looking at solutions that would be a long-term approach to stop the female mosquito from biting. Last August during the height of the Zika virus panic Penta5 USA  succeeded in developing a new class of products that can halt a Mosquito’s appetite for human Blood. This is an American first.

Penta5’s products are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Marketed under the brand names ANYTIME™ no-bite and no-bite/no-burn topical lotions and outdoor “Zone Spatial Attractants.”

The latter take the form of patented two compartment pouch that is filled with dry and liquid patented compounds, which when combined and shaken produce a gas emission that attracts mosquitoes. I describe it as the opened pouch is “actually the product”.

The emission confounds the mosquito’s appetite for a protein “blood meal” and in so doing ensures a zone of up to 30,000 sq ft for up to 15 days. Think that this spatial aroma does not harm anything exposed to it. No harmful chemicals left in the ground for water floods to carry them into our waste water and underground systems. No harm to bees or butterflies, an all-natural toxin fee no DEET solution. Pregnant woman and pets are safe.

Continual use maintains a secure no-Bite Zone. No less effective, the Anytime™ no-bite lotion permits users to work and play in areas outside the zone infested by “blood meal” seeking mosquitoes without the fear of being bitten.

Outdoor  Zone spatial attractants have been shown to effectively reduce mosquito populations and therefor reduce the risk of dangerous bites. Also, that only the female mosquitoes seek ‘blood meals,’ meaning the iron and proteins of which are used to form eggs.

Zone no-bite spatial 15 day emission confounds the female mosquito who is attracted to the aroma and causing her to seek nectar as a replacement meal. Penta5’s Anytime™ lotion allows people to move outside of the Zone, remain bite-free and significantly, all their products poses no threat to children, pets or wildlife.”

Under test in both laboratory and outdoor conditions for the past year the release of MosquitoPaQ™ range of indoor and outdoor no-bite products just now as the Zika virus breaks out over South Florida is an important safety issue for the population and the commercial interest of the State of Florida.
The purpose of the blog is to show American ingenuity and the need to help human and animals whilst protecting the environment, has been met by our Penta5usa wellness division folks. An accolade to Dr. John and team.