In recent years the three illnesses are spreading throughout the world. Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika – all are due to viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are dangerous to people and animals than any other insects in the world. They are the reason for many infectious diseases such as encephalitis, malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, and yellow fever.
There has been recent spread of even more arboviral (Arthropod Borne Viral) diseases to new areas in the world over the last few months.
The Arbovirus that causes dengue, transmitted via Aedes spp. mosquitoes but recently other arboviral diseases have jumped geographic boundaries to infect new areas.
Although dengue is probably the most dangerous of these three viruses chikungunya and Zika are new to countries like America and many people are unaware of these illnesses. Aedes egypti and Aedes albopictus are the two main species of mosquitoes that carry these diseases.
Understanding the symptoms to cure the illnesses, preventing mosquitoes growth and taking other proper precautions like traveling to countries where these three illnesses are spreading – are necessary today.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 29, 2017