With the increased spread of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Coreas Hazells Inc. has donated a quantity of insect repellent super bands to the Ministry of Health for distribution to nurses.
These bands, while looking fashionable in a variety of colours and can be worn as wristbands or anklets, will serve their main purpose as insect repellents and are very effective against mosquitos. These advanced waterproof systems allow wearers to enjoy all of their normal activities without worrying about diluting the potency of the super band.
This is one of the longest lasting natural insect repellents on the market today and contains essential oils to repel insects, COreas Hazells Inc., said in a release.
Each band is effective for 250 hours after it has been removed from its pack.
Jennilee Glasgow, marketing coordinator at Coreas Hazells Inc, said the company recognises the importance of keeping caregivers in the fealth sector free from being infected with chikungunya.
Coreas Hazells Inc. has already distributed a quantity of these bands to all of its employees.