When people were asked regarding the most dangerous animals on the planet, most would tell lion, whale, crocodile, snake, etc. Though most of these animals look big or scary, they are not as threatening as the mosquitoes. This is the reason why mosquitoes are always considered as the most dangerous by the scientists. The fact is that thousands die across the world due to mosquito bites and not by the snakes and other animals mentioned earlier in this article. This is the reasons why mosquito repellent bands are being sold like hotcakes in many countries. Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading different types of diseases across the world. You can browse www.webmd.com to find more details about the diseases spread by mosquitoes.
How mosquitoes spread the disease. When a mosquito bites a person infected with the virus, it carries the virus and spreads to other individuals by biting other people. Malaria is the most devastating virus carried by the mosquitoes, resulting in the death of more than 400,000 people across the world. Most include young kids in African countries. However, this virus is not threat for people in western countries like Canada. Travelers visiting Africa and South Asia have to take proper precaution to protect from Malaria.
The symptoms of malaria include tiredness, shaking chills, headaches, aching muscles, and nausea. The symptoms could occur in 10-28 days after bitten by an infected mosquito. If not treated them at the earliest, the disease can result in kidney failure to death.
West Nile Virus is a virus that was named after West Nile region, where the virus was first identified. In recent years, this virus has garnered great attention from the western countries after the US had an epidemic outbreak in the year 2012. This virus causes neurological disease in humans, leading to fatality. What makes most challenging is that infected people do not show any symptom, therefore making it difficult to detect and treat at the earliest. There is no vaccination available for this virus, and one can prevent this virus by controlling the mosquitoes.
Zika virus has made the headlines in very recent years, after the highly threatening outbreak in Brazil. This virus results in Zika fever that does not show any noticeable symptoms. This virus is spread by a mosquito called Aedes and can be transmitted through sexual activity. This virus can cause skull deformity and underdeveloped brain in babies.
Dengue virus is a problem all over the world since World War II. Dengue virus is more common in countries with tropical climates such as Latin America countries and South East Asia. This virus results in the death of 10,000 people every year. The symptoms begin to show after the two weeks of the mosquito bite. The symptoms include vomiting, high fever, joint/muscle pains and skin rashes.
Chikungunya is a virus that is more common in Caribbean islands. This virus results in fever and joint pains. The joint pain will last for months, putting the affected people in great level discomfort.
One can prevent these viruses by controlling or preventing the mosquito breed. One should remove all the factors for mosquito breeding.