Infectious Diseases

What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?

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June 22, 2015 11:08AM

Some diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are:

* Dengue fever * malaria * yellow fever * West Nile virus * Eastern Equine Encephalitis In fact, that makes mosquitoes the deadliest living thing on this earth, totaling the most deaths a year.
you can get:

dengue fever from the aedes mosquito

Yellow fever from the culex mosquito

malaria from the anopheles
West Nile Virus and malaria are diseases spread by mosquitoes.
And you can also get Yellow Fever!!
Malaria,Dengue Fever,Yellow Fever,Rift Valley Fever,Encephalitis (West Nile Virus,etc.)
Malaria and West Nile virus
There are a number of diseases that can be transmitted by mosquito. The big ones in history have been malaria, but in the United States these days the high-profile disease is West Nile Virus.

Since the mosquito is a blood-sucker, the mosquito can pick up almost any kind of blood-borne disease and transmit it to another person.
Some mosquito borne diseases include Malaria, Ross River virus and Dengue fever.
Dengue fever

west-nile virus

West Nile Virus.
It depends on the location, and breed of mosquito. Despite common beliefs, mosquitos do not transmit diseases like HIV or other STDs from person to person. In Africa, Malaria is commonly transmited by mosquitos, but in the United States, West Nile is common.
Mosquitoes are a blood-sucking insect, they can become infected when biting an infected animal, bird, or human; they then spread parasites or virus on when they bite another animal (dogs, cats, cows, horses, pigs…), wild and captive birds/fowl (crows, pigeons, ducks, chickens…), or humans. The simple mosquito is one of this worlds most dangerous living creature; they can live and travel about anywhere (especially warmer climates), and they are can spread disease from species to species. Not all mosquitoes bite humans, there are those that are drawn to other species.

Mosquitoes can carry and transfer a number of viral and parasitic diseases to Dengue Fever, Malaria, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus/Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever). Mosquitoes are notorious for spreading heartworm to dogs. The symptoms caused by a viral or parasitic infection that is spread by mosquitoes, depends on the type of infection.

For example: A potentially fatal disease 'dengue' (only carried by female mosquitoes).These type of disease carrying mosquitoes can be identified by the black and white zebra-like stripes on their body.Symptoms of this disease are severe headache behind the eyes vomiting , diarrhea, red-spots on the skin and a high fever. These symptoms are noticeable after five to six days after a bite.
A mosquito can give you a disease called "malaria".
Humans can get Malaria, Ross river Virus, or Dengue fever


or brain damage
Mosquitoes spread malaria, and a virus known as the triple E virus (EEEV).
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I don't know all of them but Encephalitis, West Nile Fever, Dengue Fever, Malaria, and Yellow fever are carried by mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus
Mosquitos spread the disease like malaria, filaria and dengue fever.
Anopheles albimanus mosquito feeding on a human arm. This mosquito is a vector of malaria and mosquito control is a very effective way of reducing the incidence of malaria.

The principal mosquito borne diseases are the viral diseases yellow fever and dengue fever, transmitted mostly by the Aedes aegypti, and malaria carried by the genus Anopheles. Though originally a public health concern, HIV is now thought to be almost impossible for mosquitoes to transmit[citation needed]. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia with millions of resulting deaths. Methods used to prevent the spread of disease, or to protect individuals in areas where disease is endemic include Vector control aimed at mosquito eradication, disease prevention, using prophylactic drugs and developing vaccines and prevention of mosquito bites, with insecticides, nets and repellents. Since most such diseases are carried by "elderly" females, scientists have suggested focusing on these to avoid the evolution of resistance - Cj adapted from wikipedia
Dengue,Malaria,Elephanthasis etc
The most common disease that mosquitoes spread is malaria. Although mosquitoes also spread other diseases like fliaria, dengue, brain fever and yellow fever.
# five different kinds of Malaria # Yellow Fevour # West Nile Virus
I believe it is called west nile
Malaria and West Nile virus.