Insects and Health - Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes inject saliva when they suck blood. reaction, which in turn causes itchiness.
For people who are allergic to mosquitoes, this reaction can even result in death. Of all the damage caused by mosquitoes, the thing to pay most attention to is the range of infectious diseases that they carry. Mosquitoes inject viruses causing malaria, West Nile Fever, and other diseases along with their saliva.

West Nile Fever

Birds play host to West Nile Virus

West Nile Fever is an infectious disease caused by the West Nile Virus, and reports of outbreaks have traditionally come from Africa, Europe, and Western Asia.
In 1999, the previously outbreak-free United States had its first report of a West Nile Fever patient, and in 2003 there were almost 10,000 patients and over 260 fatalities.
West Nile Fever caught further public attention when it spread to Canada, with 1,100 patients and 10 fatalities.
Birds play host to West Nile Virus.


The Hosts of Malarial Protozoa are Forest Inhabitants

Of all the tropical diseases, malaria, an infectious disease caused by protozoa, causes the largest number of infections, with an estimated worldwide yearly infection count of between three hundred and five hundred million, and between one and a half and two point seven million deaths. The Hosts of Malarial Protozoa are Forest Inhabitants.

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is caused by an infectious disease that is spread by a virus found widely distributed across the tropics and subtropics.
There are around one hundred thousand incidences of this disease every year. As the mosquito carriers of Dengue fever (Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus) are found in empty cans, bamboo stumps, and other areas where water gathers, they can be prevalent even within city limits.


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