What are the commonest diseases from mosquito?
The commonest diseases from mosquito found in both humans and animals include:
- Dengue fever,
- Malaria fever,
- Yellow fever,
- West Nile virus,
- Dog Heartworm,
The kind of disease you get will depend on the type of mosquito that bites you.
Commonest diseases from mosquito explained
Dengue fever is one of the commonest diseases from mosquito and it is caused by dengue mosquito. This mosquito lays its eggs in containers, especially those close to human habitations and it causes serious fever most predominant in Americas, Asia and Africa. Since the year 2001, more than 20,000 deaths have been recorded from Dengue fever worldwide. Dengue fever comes with severe and uncomfortable symptoms, including chronic headache, high body temperature, loss of appetite and vomiting.
Malaria is the commonest among diseases from mosquito. The disease is caused by anopheles mosquito. Malaria disease dates as far back as the year 2700BC and it originated from Tropical regions of Africa, and Asia. Anopheles mosquito is responsible for the malaria parasite and it is believed that more than 40% of the world’s population is still susceptible to Malaria diseases. More than 100 million cases of malaria diseases are reported worldwide annually and it is believed that the disease is responsible for the annual death of millions of children worldwide, most especially in third world countries.
Anopheles mosquito thrives in swamps, bushes, shrubs and still ponds. It takes between 12 and 72 hours to notice symptoms of malaria infections.
Yellow fever is one of the deadliest diseases from mosquito and it is caused by the Yellow fever mosquito. Just like Malaria disease, Yellow fever also has a long history that dates back over 400 years.
Yellow fever is more predominant in Tropical areas of Africa and Americas, and it is responsible for over 30,000 deaths annually, across the world with more than 200,000 new cases reported on annual basis.
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Dog Heartworm is one of the diseases from mosquito that affects pets only. Heartworm is caused by roundworm which is carried by certain mosquitoes and deposited in the blood streams of dogs by biting them. Roundworm enters the dog’s skin through wounds from mosquito bites, and may take between few days and several weeks to mature and show symptoms in the dog.
One of the most effective way to get rid of mosquitoes is using propane mosquito traps. Also you may choose other ways: using mosquito foggers or special mosquito killers – zappers. We wish you good luck in this difficult task.