Monday, July 9, 2018

Mosquito Types and Diseases

The 3 species; Culex, Anopheles and Aedes are the vector of many diseases.

Culex Mosquito: 

The vector arbovirus infection such as West Nile Virus, Japanese encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and also filariasis and avian malaria.

Anopheles Mosquito:

Female Anopheles mosquitoes pick up the parasites (primarily Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium vivax) by feeding on infected humans. The parasites develop in a mosquito's body for 10 to 18 days, then is passed on when the mosquito injects saliva while feeding. 

Aedes Mosquito: 

It vectors viruses that cause dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile fever, chikungunya, eastern equine encephalitis, and Zikavirus, along with many other, less notable diseases. Human lymphatic filariasis by Aedes polynesiensis.
Fig: Rest Position of Mosquito

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