Current Research Vector Borne Diseases?

What are the 4 major disease vectors?


Malaria, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, some haemorrhagic fevers (yellow fever, dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever) and viral fevers (West Nile).

Sleeping sickness.

Chagas disease.

Which of the disease is transmitted by vector?

Vector-borne diseases. Vector-borne diseases are human illnesses caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by mosquitoes, sandflies, triatomine bugs, blackflies, ticks, tsetse flies, mites, snails and lice.

What are the symptoms of vector borne diseases?

Common symptoms of insect borne diseases can include:

  • fever.
  • chills.
  • headache.
  • sore muscles.
  • skin rash.
  • nausea.
  • stomach pain.

What is the most common vector borne disease?

West Nile disease is the most prevalent U.S. mosquito-borne illness.

Is Ebola vector borne?

Additionally, Ebola virus is not known to be transmitted through food. However, in certain parts of the world, Ebola virus may spread through the handling and consumption of wild animal meat or hunted wild animals infected with Ebola. There is no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit Ebola virus.

Can humans be disease vectors?

Vectors are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans. Mosquitoes are the best known disease vector. Others include ticks, flies, sandflies, fleas, triatomine bugs and some freshwater aquatic snails.

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