According to the World Health Organization, more than 22% of India’s population live in areas where the rate of malaria transmission is greater than 1 per 1,000 people. With a total population greater than 1.25 billion, that means at least 275 million people live in high risk regions. It’s estimated that malaria infections are responsible for an average of about 40,000 deaths each year just in India. Meanwhile, more than 16,000 cases of dengue were reported in New Delhi alone in 2015.
Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue are a huge problem in India and elsewhere. Then there’s Zika, the latest global health scare that is said to pose serious health risks such as microcephaly in newborns and even Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can lead to paralysis or death. An olympic champion is even freezing his sperm before traveling to the Olympics in Brazil this year to ensure that there aren’t complications related to Zika with any future children he and his partner have.
Controlling mosquito populations and avoiding mosquito bites are the most effective ways to prevent the transmission of these dangerous diseases, and new TVs just released by LG are designed specifically to help owners do just that. More →