MUMBAI, February 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Indian company Gharda Chemicals Limited is steadily supplying WHO approved formulations to control the mosquito Aedes aegyptii, which transmits the dreaded Zika virus, which has been declared a global threat by WHO and has been rapidly spreading in South America and the Carribean. The Zika virus is linked to a jump in the incidence of birth defects and could potentially infect up to 4 million people across Latin America, according to the WHO. The Aedes aegyptii also spreads dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for Zika virus. The management of the outbreak is currently focused on reducing the populations of the Aedes mosquito that carry the Zika virus.
WHO recommends following products manufactured by Gharda Chemicals for the control of mosquito Aedes, both adults and larvae.
1. For adult mosquitoes:
1.1. Deltamethrin EC, SC, WP, ULV, WG formulations
1.2. Alphacypermethrin SC and WP formulations
2. For mosquitoes larvae in water bodies:
2.1. Temephos EC and GR formulations
2.2. Chlorpyrifos EC formulation
Dr. K. N. Singh, Vice-President said, "Gharda Chemicals can supply quality and effective products based on Deltamethrin, Alphacypermethrin, Chlorpyrifos and Temephos for the control of all types of mosquitoes viz. Aedes, Anapheles and Culex in its larval and adult stage to mitigate a global healthcare emergency." The company has an outstanding presence in public health sector to address management and control of vector borne diseases with mission statement stating 'Knowledge converted to products to wealth for the good of society' . Established in 1967, it is now a leading Indian agrochemical company with turnover of over $250m. "Innovation combined with R&D has marked the rise of the company with many awards in the basket for process innovation and export performance," added Dr. Singh.
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