Mosquito Diseases - About Yellow Fever

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a tropical disease, caused by the yellow fever virus, that is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. The infections are mild, but the disease can cause severe, life-threatening illness.

The are two types of yellow fever: jungle yellow fever and urban yellow fever. The latter is a disease of humans. It is spread by mosquitoes that have been infected by other people. Aedes aegypti is the type of mosquito that usually carries yellow fever from human to human. These mosquitoes have adapted to living among humans in cities, towns, and villages. They breed in discarded tyres, flower pots, oil drums, and water storage containers close to human dwellings. Urban yellow fever is the cause of most yellow fever outbreaks and epidemics.

People get yellow fever from the bite of an infected female mosquito. The mosquito injects the yellow fever virus into the bite.

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Subha_NIT

Is there any vaccine avaiable for Filaria?

darshani

can we have a anti virus for dengu

Mosquitoes are the number one enemy of public health because they are vectors of a lot of diseases such as malaria and dengue. That's why it is really important that we eradicate them. Numerous studies have been done against mosquitoes. There are insecticides and organic insecticides to kill them.

If mosquitoes can carry and transmit a virus the size of the Malaria virus, why do they not also carry and transmit a much smaller virus called HIV? Medicos poo poo this idea. If the insects don't transmit and carry Aids then should the filtering mechanism be closely studied?

ParasiteRex

First off malaria is a parasite, not a virus. The parasite goes developmental stages within the mosquitos gut. The parasite migrates to the mouthparts of the mosquito to be spread to another person. Viruses don't do this.

aprilgold

what are the symptoms when you have dengue?

You first need to do is go to the hospital first as soon as possible then take some antibiotic medicine. First keep in your mind that clean your home from all poor insect control areas.

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