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syilla
12-07-2006, 01:28 PM


has anyone tried any of this....

apparently it is very good....the mosquitoes in my house are getting extinct.

:thumbs_up :thumbs_up
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amirah_87
12-07-2006, 01:32 PM
As Salaamu Alaykum,

Mosquito swatter, is it that thing that electrifies them!? :eek:

It's abit too harsh don't ya think? :-\
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syilla
12-07-2006, 01:36 PM
^^yeah....:hiding:

is it haram? :rollseyes

if you come to malaysia....we have alot of disease caused only by mosquitoes.:offended:
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amirah_87
12-07-2006, 01:42 PM
As Salaamu Alaykum,

Allahu A'lam sis, i dunno. :confused:
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syilla
12-07-2006, 01:49 PM
Outbreaks of dengue fever have risen around the world since the start of 2003, continuing the relentless spread of the once rare tropical disease.

Sharp increases in dengue fever, and its deadly complication dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), have been seen across the globe, from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia to South America.

Akib Kamaluddin, head of South Sulawesi's health office in Indonesia, says the mosquito-borne disease has caused 23 deaths in the first two months of 2003, compared to 38 in the whole of 2002.

In Malaysia, a new strain has caused a massive jump in cases. In 2002, there were over 11,000 cases of dengue fever or DHF. But by 22 February there had already been 3410 recorded cases, with 11 deaths.

And in Vietnam, over 1700 people in Vietnam contracted in the January and February - a 66 per cent rise on the same months in 2002. Three people have died.
malaria
If you are travelling in endemic areas it is extremely important to avoid mosquito bites and to take tablets to prevent this disease. Symptoms range from fever, chills and sweating, headache, diarrhoea and abdominal pains to a vague feeling of ill-health. Seek medical help immediately if malaria is suspected. Without treatment malaria can rapidly become more serious and can be fatal. If medical care is not available, malaria tablets can be used for treatment. You should seek medical advice, before you travel, on the right medication and dosage for you. If you do contract malaria, be sure to be re-tested for malaria once you return home as you can harbour malaria parasites in your body even if you are symptom free. Travellers are advised to prevent mosquito bites at all times. The main messages are: wear light-coloured clothing; wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts; use mosquito repellents containing the compound DEET on exposed areas (prolonged overuse of DEET may be harmful, especially to children, but its use is considered preferable to being bitten by disease-transmitting mosquitoes); avoid perfumes and aftershave; use a mosquito net impregnated with mosquito repellent (permethrin) - it may be worth taking your own, and impregnating clothes with permethrin effectively deters mosquitoes and other insects.
disease caused by mosquito....
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Woodrow
12-07-2006, 02:03 PM
In much of the world mosquitos are a very real danger to humans. Many diseases are carried by them just to add a couple to Sister Syilla's list we also have malaria and West Nile Virus. (Carried by birds, transmitted by mosquitos) there are others. Insecticides only work for a relatively short period of time. After several generations an immunity is acquired and more toxic insecticides need to be developed. As a result the insecticides are now a hazard to humans. Mechanical rather then chemical means are the safest method.

It is halal for people to protect themselves and right now the mosquito swatter is one of the safest (to humans) methods of protecting our selves. I have not heard of any reason they are haram, I believe it is halal unless a scholar can find verification as to why they are haram. Astagfirullah
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syilla
12-07-2006, 02:27 PM
another kind of disease

Japanese encephalitis (JE)

The JE virus is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in the world and is common throughout S.E. Asia. Typical symptoms include high fever, headache and malaise. Severe infections can cause neurological damage or death. There is no specific treatment for JE except for management of disease symptoms. The consequences of contracting JE are severe - 1/3 of people who contract JE die of the disease, and survivors often suffer from post-illness complications which can be debilitating.

The virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes so vector control is an important means of controlling JE. The eradication of mosquito breeding grounds, fogging to kill mosquitoes and preventing mosquito bites are some of the measures that will help prevent the start of epidemics.

The natural mammalian reservoir for the JE virus is the pig so pig farms by their nature are a potential source of transmission. Ironically, pig farm workers rarely get JE because most workers will develop natural immunity to the disease due to constant exposure to the virus. However, people who live in the vicinity of pig farms may contract the disease through mosquito bites although given the choice, the mosquito actually prefers biting pigs to humans.
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Woodrow
12-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism -- over one million people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). In addition, mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva - this is what causes the red bump and itching. Mosquito vectored diseases include protozoan diseases, i.e., malaria, filarial diseases such as dog heartworm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever. CDC Travelers' Health provides information on travel to destinations where human-borne diseases might be a problem


Source: http://www.mosquito.org/mosquito-inf...ito-borne.aspx
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syilla
12-07-2006, 03:12 PM
^^^wow....that even more scarier...

living in malaysia...you hardly 'not' being bitten by a mosquito.
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Woodrow
12-07-2006, 03:34 PM
There are even more diseases carried by them. I think enough have been posted to get the idea across that they are dangerous. Someplace I read that more people have died from mosquitos then from all of the known wars in recorded history. I wish I could find the source for that. It is easy to believe, seeing that one million die each year from malaria and malaria is just one disease carried by them.
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