Six Dangerous Diseases That You Can Get From Mosquito Bites
We all love outdoor dining, sports, and walks in the neighborhood. But the loveliest evening can be spoiled by mosquitos, which torture us by sucking our blood and leave itchy bumps behind.
Being surrounded by mosquitoes can be irritating and dangerous, not just because of their buzzing but also because of mosquito bites. What makes mosquitoes even more harmful are the bacteria, viruses, and parasitoids they carry, thereby causing diseases.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mosquito bites cause more than one million deaths every year, Malaria being one of the significant causes of death.
Here are some of the mosquito-borne diseases that you should be aware of:
Malaria is a dangerous disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium; this disease is transmitted via bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. An infected mosquito transfers the parasites through the bite and affects the red blood cells in the liver.
This mosquito-borne infectious disease can affect humans and other animals. The systems of Malaria include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In critical cases, it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or even death. The symptoms of this life-threatening disease usually arise ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If not adequately treated, the patient may catch the infection repetitively.
2. Dengue fever
Dengue is a mosquito-transmitted disease caused spread by several species of female mosquitoes of the Aedes genus. It is a most painful enervative disease that has become a global problem since the second world war. Every year nearly 390 million people get exposed to this disease, and approximately 40,000 dies.
The virus has five serotypes that are life-threatening. This disease’s symptoms include high fever, pain in muscles & pain, severe headache, mild bleeding from the nose and gums, among others. Some people may also feel some severe symptoms based on the infraction they caught with.
Chikungunya is an infectious disease caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Mosquito bites transmit this virus. Most people affected with the virus will become symptomatic. The virus is mostly identified by the severe fever attack (typically 102°F or higher) and joint pain. Other symptoms of this disease include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. There is no vaccine for the prevention of Chikungunya till now. Only mosquito control and bites’ avoidance can partly prevent this disease. With mosquito control and mosquito fogging methods, you can prevent yourself from this dangerous commuting disease.
4. Zika fever
Zika fever, also known as Zika virus disease, is an infectious disease caused by the Zika virus. Zika fever spread via mosquitoes bite of the Aedes type. It can also be sexually transmitted and likely spread by blood transfusions. In most cases, patients don’t feel any symptoms, but most of the symptoms are similar to dengue fever. Symptoms may include fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, and a maculopapular rash. Symptoms generally last less than seven days. There is no specific treatment for this disease; however, the protection from mosquito bites and the proper use of condoms can limit this disease’s spread.
5. Japanese Encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an infection of the brain caused by mosquitoes, specifically those of the Culex type. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). The Japanese encephalitis vaccine is an effective way to cure this dreadful disease. Avoiding mosquito bites can also prevent you from this virus.
Japanese encephalitis’s common symptoms are swelling in the brain, headache, vomiting, fever, and seizures. These symptoms occur about 5 to 15 days after infection.
Every year nearly 68,000 symptomatic cases occur, with about 17,000 deaths. The JE disease was first reported in Japan but rarely noticed in Japan due to large-scale immunization efforts.
As you can see, all the mentioned above diseases are caused by mosquito bites, and their vaccines are even not discovered yet. However, with mosquito control, we can limit the spread of these acute diseases.
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