Saturday, August 12, 2006


Diseases caused by mosquitoes include: mosquito-borne viral encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, malaria, and filariasis.The usage of Mosquito mats instead of Mosquito coils necessitates the investment in the Mosquito Destroyer Machine (MDM) which is a costly item for low income groups.Currently, Kenya is the leading producer of pyrethrum extract producing approximately 70% of the world consumption. Other large producers of pyrethrum are Rwanda, Tanzania and Tasmania in Australia. The pyrethrum extract is mainly exported to USA,Europe and Asian countries.

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