What are mosquito-borne diseases?
Do you know that there is a website dedicated to mosquito-borne diseases called WorldMosquitoProgram.Org?
Extract: (Read in full at WorldMosquitoProgram.Org )
When a mosquito feeds on blood, it also swallows any viruses or parasites living in the blood. These viruses and parasites can be transferred to the next person the mosquito bites through its saliva. Any disease that is spread in this way from mosquito to human (or animal) is known as a ‘mosquito-borne disease’.
While the mosquito may not be affected, these mosquito-borne diseases can cause immense suffering for humans. Nearly 700 million people contract mosquito-borne illnesses each year, causing more than one million deaths.
Common types of mosquito-borne diseases include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika.