RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, January 26, 2020 – SC Johnson today announced results of a recent survey that highlights Brazilian behaviors regarding protection from mosquito-borne diseases. With summer underway, increasing temperatures and rainy days lead to the proliferation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. 93 percent of Brazilians affirmed that they are worried about diseases transmitted by mosquitos, such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya.
The study also shows that although nearly 2 out of 3 people – 63 percent – responded that they were being more careful with COVID-19, during the pandemic, 74 percent consider themselves well-informed when it comes to protection from diseases transmitted by mosquitos.
“It is good to see that, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have not forgotten that mosquito-borne diseases also remain a serious concern”, said Tatiana Ganem, General Manager of SC Johnson Brazil. “It is important for people to take appropriate measures throughout the year to protect themselves from mosquitos.”
The survey also revealed what Brazilians think about in protecting themselves from mosquitos and the diseases they may carry.
Education and Awareness
Brazilians are concerned with getting dengue, Zika and chikungunya. The survey also reveals that respondents want more information to help protect themselves and their families from mosquitos. SC Johnson, a family company at work for a better world, is committed to helping protect families from mosquitos and diseases they may carry.
“Our commitment at SC Johnson is to help keep families protected from mosquitos, not only during outbreaks, but throughout the year,” said Ganem. “This is especially important as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.”
*SC Johnson commissioned an online survey of 1,000 adults in Brazil. This survey was fielded between September 9-15, 2020. The margin of error for this study (n=1,000) is +/-3.1% at the 95% confidence level.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including LYSOFORM®, AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 135-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com.