Although mosquitoes are small they are quite annoying and dangerous too. As per the World Health Organization, more than a million deaths are caused by mosquitoes every year. Mosquitoes are dangerous as they transmit bacteria, parasites, and viruses. So here is everything you need to know about different types of mosquitoes and viral fevers they cause.
Types of Mosquitoes and Viral fevers they cause
Aedes: Aedes mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous mosquitoes. They carry many viral fevers like dengue, chikungunya, and zika. We can usually identify aedes by black and white markings on their legs and body. Aedes are active and bite humans in the daytime. They are very active in the early morning. Dengue, chikungunya, and zika are the most dangerous viral fevers. These diseases are registered as death-causing viral fevers. There are two types of Aedes, they are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Aedes aegypti spread viral fevers than albopictus.
Aegypti are found more in localized tropical and subtropical regions. Albopictus is commonly found in Southeast Asia. That is why Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viral fever are often seen in Asian countries.
Culex: Culex is a type of mosquitoes that are commonly seen in our house every day. It is often seen in tropical and temperate regions. This type of mosquito causes West Nile fever. Culex also spread lymphatic filariasis and bacterial diseases like tularemia. These mosquitoes are found both indoors and outdoors. They feed at night on humans and animals.
Anopheles: If you have ever affected by Malaria, then you are surrounded by Anopheles mosquitoes. Although they transfer many viral fevers, malaria is most common. The Anopheles female mosquitoes feed both on humans and animals. They are active between sunrise and sunset. The Anopheles mosquito bite causes deadly diseases like malaria and has a great risk of other viral fevers as well.
No matter what type of viral fever you are suffering from, mosquitoes are dangerous than you think. So using mosquito riffles and creams can help you mosquitoes and the diseases they spread.
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