Saturday, January 4, 2014

Vector-borne Disease

Vector-borne Disease
Disease in humans carried from another warm-blooded animal by an insect such as a mosquito, tick or sandfly. In 1877 scientists showed for the first time that blood-sucking insects were able to carry disease from one warm-blooded animal to another.  This is called vector-borne disease.  This is called vector-borne disease.

Infectious Diseases Potentially Spread by Global Warming

  • Dengue fever
  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever
  • Chickungunya fever
  • Epidemic polyarthritis
  • West Nile fever
  • St. Louis encephalitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Plague
  • Loaiasis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Kyasanur Forest disease
  • La Crosse encephalitis
  • Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Oropouche
  • Western equine encephalitis
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis
  • Onchocerciasis

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