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Mosquito Related Diseases

 

Dengue

Dengue fever is marked by an onset of sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes and in the muscles and joints. Dengue is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The mosquito gets the virus by biting an infected person. Annually, it is estimated that there are 20 million cases of dengue infection, resulting in...

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Chikungunya

The name of this disease ‘Chikungunya’ is derived from the Makonde word that means -"that which bends up" and is in reference to the stooped posture that develops due to the arthritic symptoms of the disease. Chikungunya is a relatively a rare viral fever that is caused by the bite of a common mosquito. It causes high fever with sometimes joint pain and...  

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Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. It is associated with inflammation of the brain and hence termed encephalitis. The illness occurs in two forms — a primary form and a secondary form. The primary form of the disease is more serious, while the secondary form is more common. The disease is transferred from infected animals, usually pigs and... 

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Malaria

Malaria is one of the oldest recorded disease in the world in the 18th century. Italians associated it with "Bad Air" (Mal aria). Malaria remains the world's most devastating human infection, with 300-500 million clinical cases and 3 million deaths every year. Malaria is usually caused by a mosquito bite and the parasite...  

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Mosquito Disease

Malaria, filaria and dengue are the most prevalent diseases spread by mosquitoes. Over two million cases of malaria alone are reported. Even more astonishing is the fact that India spends 100 million dollars on malaria. In spite of spending so much, the diseases continue to...

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