6 Major Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism. Over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. The diseases spread by mosquitos can be caused by a parasite or virus. Mosquito bites can cause critical skin irritation through an allergic effect to the mosquito’s saliva this is what creates the red bump and itching. There are various diseases that are spread through these mosquitos which are listed below:

1- MALARIA

The malaria parasite ” Plasmodium is transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes.  The diseases are identified by symptoms like fever, impaired consciousness, respiratory distress, signs of anemia, etc.

2- DENGUE

Aedes Aegypti and Ae. Albopictus are the vectors of dengue. These mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs in boxes close to human habitations and are not controlled by conventional spraying techniques. The disease is identified by symptoms like aching muscles, high fever, intense headache, pain behind eyes, etc.

3- CHIKUNGUNYA

The mosquito species that spread this disease are the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedesaegypti). It is a viral disease that comes with signs like high fever, rashes, nausea, fatigue, etc.

4- YELLOW FEVER

It is a viral disease that is identified by symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, etc.

5- DOG HEARTWORM

Dogs and cats are infected with the worm through the bite of a mosquito carrying the larvae of the worm. This disease is caused by a roundworm. 

6- ZIKA VIRUS

It is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes Agypti or Aedes Albopictus mosquito. It is a viral infection which basically occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The illness is normally pretty mild, with fever, rash, conjunctivitis and joint pain.

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