Why Mosquitoes Are A Serious Threat.



Malaria Mosquitos

According to the World Health Organization mosquitoes infect over 300 million people a year with Malaria and Dengue. According to WHO of those 300 million 800,000 will die from Malaria and another 20,000 from Dengue. Mosquitoes can cause sickness and death through the diseases they can carry. Mosquito bites not only cause nuisance and discomfort but also transmit some very dreadful diseases such as Dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis. Control measures are therefore necessary to maintain a quality living environment and reduce the threats of mosquito-borne diseases. Good sanitation and elimination of stagnant water are generally good preventative strategies to keep mosquitoes from breeding in the first place.

SYMPTOMS OF MALARIA

• Typically, malaria produces fever, headache, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms.
• The parasite infects and destroys red blood cells resulting in easy fatigue-ability due to anemia, fits/convulsions and loss of consciousness.
• Parasites are carried by blood to the brain (cerebral malaria) and to other vital organs.
• Malaria in pregnancy poses a substantial risk to the mother, the fetus and the newborn infant. Pregnant women are less capable of coping with and clearing malaria infections, adversely affecting the unborn fetus.

WHAT IS DENGUE?



Malaria Mosquitos

• Dengue is a viral disease
• It is transmitted by the infective bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito
• Man develops disease after 5-6 days of being bitten by an infective mosquito
• It occurs in two forms: Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever(DHF)
• Dengue Fever is a severe, flu-like illness
• Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a more severe form of disease, which may cause death
• Person suspected of having dengue fever or DHF must see a doctor at once
• Zika Fever
• Zika fever (also known as Zika virus disease) is an illness caused by the Zika virus. Most cases have no symptoms, but when present they are usually mild and can resemble dengue fever. Symptoms may include fever, red eyes, joint pain, and headache.

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