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O.M.G.! It is here! For long-time readers of this blog, I bet you can remember that way back in June, 2013, as my dad struggled at the ICU, my two children were confined with dengue. Since then, the sight of mosquitoes and the threats they carry (which, by the way, includes Japanese encephalitis. We are having cases here in the Cordillera and according to my children’s pediatrician, this is caused by mosquitoes as well). I am so glad Sharp came up with the Sharp Pharmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher which can be one of our defenses against these diseases. Manila, Philippines—With the World Health Organization naming mosquito as the number one animal threat to humans, a tropical country like the Philippines, where mosquitoes are very rampant, must always be vigilant for any oncoming dengue outbreaks. The government has so far faced these threats with readiness and practice. Recently though, another vector-borne disease is plaguing and threatening everyone’s safety. With the recent global onslaught of the Zika virus, a disease carried by the same mosquito breed (Aedes aegypti) that carries dengue and malaria, there has never been a greater time to truly invest and become knowledgeable on its symptoms and cures. But time spent on learning these things only means acknowledging the mosquitoes’ capabilities of infecting and invading your home. With such great threats, stocking the right medicines or listing emergency hotline numbers won’t be enough. A better and an even more effective way to fight these diseases is to already defend and protect yourself before it even comes to you. There are many ways how to do it. Aside from maintaining the cleanliness of your house and keeping pots and containers free of water, remember this “4s” guide from the Department of Health: 1. Search and destroy mosquito breeding places 2. Self-protection measures 3. Seek early consultation for any symptoms 4. Say “no” to indiscriminate fogging In line with this advocacy, and with the aim of keeping Filipino families safe, Sharp brings you the Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher. It is equipped with the 5-Step Mosquito Catching Mechanism to help you protect your family right inside your home. Mechanism Effective, Mechanism Perfected The Mosquito Catcher entices and attracts mosquitoes with its black exterior and built-in UV lights. It has ideal entrances on its sides and powerful air suction to capture nearing mosquitoes and trap them on the glue sheet inside. Aside from capturing and trapping mosquitoes, the Mosquito Catcher also releases positive and negative ions through its Plasmacluster Ion Technology. These ions clean the air and eliminate molds, odors, and airborne bacteria to ensure all-around, 24/7 protection for your loved ones. It is also equipped with the TRUE HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of air particles such as pet dander, dust, and pollen, which may trigger asthma or allergies. The Mosquito Catcher is effective, safe, and most importantly, chemical-free. Now with the release of its newest, sleeker, and smaller model, it can easily fit into any space available in your home. The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher—for quality air at home, for protection and defense against dengue and Zika. Know more about this product through the official Sharp website www.sharp.ph and official Facebook page, Sharp Philippines. Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher with model numbers FP-FM40E- B and FP-GM30E-B are available at leading appliance stores in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao. #SharpPH #FightDengueAndZikaNOW References: Bulletin, The. “Zika 101”. mb.com.ph. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. Gates, Bill. “The Deadliest Animal In The World”. Gatesnotes.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.