• Infectious Diseases
  • Mosquitoes

What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-06-22 11:08:25

Best Answer

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).
mad cow




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.

2015-06-22 11:08:25
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Can mosquitoes spread sexual transmitted diseases?

There is no STD that mosquitoes spread.

What is the disease caused by infected mosquito?

Some diseases spread by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, and west nile virus. These are each common in different countries and spread by different mosquitoes.

What percentage of mosquitoes have diseases?

About 80% of mosquitoes have diseases

Do mosquitoes transmit diseases?

Yes, female mosquitoes transmit diseases.

Malaria is transmitted by what?


Is Yellow Fever and Malaria the same disease?

They are both viral diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and share similar symptoms, but no they are not they same.

What are Religiously Transmitted Diseases?

diseases transmitted by Catholics and other Christians.

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are the insect who suck blood and spread diseases

How are protozoans transmitted?

Amoebiasis is transmitted by feco-oral or fecal-oral route. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes.

What diseases do mosquitoes carry?

Mosquitoes are the vectors (carriers) of a number of human diseases. The most common pathogen they carry is the protozoa that causes malaria. They can also carry the virus for yellow fever and dengue fever. More rare viral diseases such as Rift valley fever or the West Nile virus are also carried by some species of mosquitoes. Dengue fever and Yellow fever can be transmitted by mosquitoes. Various forms of encephalitis can be transmitted by mosquitoes, among them Eastern equine encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, La crosse encephalitis and St Louis encephalitis. Many people do not realize mosquitoes are also known carriers of dog heartworm disease. The HIV virus does not survive inside mosquitoes so they cannot spread it. In Australia, mosquitoes are carriers of the Ross River Fever and Barmah Forest virus.

Can mosquitoes die from the diseases they carry?

That is a good question! Mosquitoes do not die from the diseases they carry. Otherwise the would not get chance to transmit the diseases they carry.

How is yellow fever transmitted?

Mosquitoes And from water

What are some other transmitted diseases?

All infectious diseases are transmitted form one person to another and most genetic diseases are transmitted genetically by inheritance.

Can kidney diseases be transmitted?

Most of the kidney diseases are not transmitted from one person to other.

What are the lyrics to sugar by Stanley turrentine?

Sexually transmitted diseases Sexually transmitted diseases

What were some obstacles that Theodore Roosevelt overcame?

I'm writing a paper on this.digging the panama canal.(example: diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.) sorry, that's all I got.

Are microscopic worms that are transmitted to dogs by mosquitoes?


What are 5 ways that diseases can be spread?

Diseases can be airborne and spread through sneezes or coughing.They can be blood borne and transmitted by exposing an open cut or membrane tissue to the blood of an infected person.They can be sexually transmitted by the exchange of sexual fluids.Some can be transmitted by touching a surface that has been touched by an infected person.Some can be transmitted by an insect vector; mosquitoes for example can spread infections of malaria and other illnesses.

Why don't male mosquitoes transmit diseases?

Because only female mosquitoes bite. The only way mosquitoes can transmit diseases is through their bite. Males don't bite.

How is the malaria transmitted from person to person?

Malaria is transmitted to other people when infectious mosquitoes bite them.

What is a sentence with the word mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can carry dangerous diseases.

Can mosquitoes carry all diseases?

No, there are many diseases that aren't spread by mosquitoes. Examples include Lyme Disease, Chagas disease, and HIV.

What has the author Marjorie Little written?

Marjorie Little has written: 'A study of dityrosine and its occurrence in proteins' 'The Endocrine System (21st Century Health and Wellness)' 'Sexually transmitted diseases' -- subject(s): Sexually transmitted diseases, Juvenile literature, Diseases 'Sexually transmitted diseases' -- subject(s): Diseases, Juvenile literature, Sexually transmitted diseases

What is excreta transmitted diseases?

Excreta transmitted diseases are diseases in which the body excretes waste such as urine, sweat, and feces. Some of these diseases include cholera, polio, and typhoid.

Why was it important to control mosquitoes on the isthmus of panama?

mosquitoes carrier tropical diseases such as malaria