What diseases are caused by mosquitoes?

Insect species are numerous and capable of transmitting different diseases through their bites. A mosquito that carries several viruses is clearly an insect presenting great dangers to human health and well-being. A simple injection could be enough to trigger an attack which can prove to be fatal.

So, as soon as you find insects around you, it is essential to take effective and prompt action. Find out some diseases that you will avoid by protecting yourself from mosquitoes ?!

The famous malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by different species of parasites of the Plasmodium type. In addition, this virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito called anopheles. According to WHO reports, this disease kills approximately one million people a year worldwide. It mainly affects the African continent with 90 % of cases recorded in tropical areas. In addition, malaria is manifested by an intense fever accompanied by headaches and muscle pain. It can also cause vomiting, cough, or diarrhea.

If its symptoms are not taken care of quickly, malaria can lead to anemia and be fatal to the patient. In addition, mosquitoes generally proliferate in damp places, submerged for nearly three weeks. So the reproduction of a mosquito can take place in sewage pipes or on construction sites. In these places, pools of water, lowlands or unmaintained gutters form.

The dengue

Also known as tropical fever, dengue is a virulent disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. This disease is now taking on a whole new scale to the point of becoming one of the diseases considered "re-emerging". In fact, more than 50 million cases are recorded each year by theWHO. This disease manifests itself in several forms. When classic, it results in a high fever followed by headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and a rash.

When the condition is not treated in time, it escalates and becomes hemorrhagic. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe form of the disease. It manifests as nosebleeds, gastrointestinal, skin and brain hemorrhages. It is not uncommon for it to lead to the death of the patient. To avoid this disease, the most effective option is personal protection against mosquito bites. Indeed, there is no specific treatment and no vaccine to combat this disease.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an acute viral infection. It is also an arbovirus. In other words, it is transmitted through infected mosquitoes. About 200,000 people are affected by this infection each year. The virus has reached an endemic state in parts of Africa, South America and Central America. A single mosquito bite is likely to trigger the disease.

The symptoms of yellow fever are manifold. They usually cause a high temperature, jaundice, myalgia, and other flu-like symptoms. In some cases, people who have contracted the disease show very severe symptoms. Thus, many patients die after 7 to 10 days.

Finally, mosquitoes are responsible for many other infections, some more deadly than others. The only way to preserve your well-being is to protect yourself ideally.