Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium genus. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, and vomiting. If left untreated, it can be life-threatening.

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, particularly the Aedes aegypti species. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, rash, and mild bleeding. In severe cases, it can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, which can be fatal.

Zika Virus Disease

Zika virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, particularly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). In pregnant women, Zika infection can lead to birth defects in babies, such as microcephaly.

West Nile Virus Infection

West Nile virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, primarily the Culex species. Most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms. However, some may experience fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. In severe cases, it can cause neurological complications.

Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever is a viral infection transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, and rash. Although it is rarely life-threatening, the joint pain can be debilitating and long-lasting.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by infected mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes and Haemagogus species. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), and vomiting. In severe cases, it can cause organ failure and death.

These are just a few examples of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. It’s important to take measures to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating mosquito breeding sites, to reduce the risk of infection. If you experience symptoms after being bitten by mosquitoes, seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.