World Health Organization

Deadliest Diseases Caused by Mosquitoes

Don't you hate it whenever a mosquito would bite you while you are already sound asleep? But aside from the itchy mosquito bite that we commonly get from these little creatures, mosquitoes actually bring a lot of harmful and perhaps even fatal diseases to humans as well. So before you try to ignore a mosquito bite, read on to be able to find out some of the deadliest diseases that a bite can actually bring you.

The deadliest and one of the most endemic diseases in the world today is Malaria. This disease is actually caused by a mosquito bite. Malaria is very common to places which have tropic or subtropical climates and the children are the usual victims of it. Only few people realize it but malaria can be really fatal to a person. In fact, about 500 million cases of malaria are being reported every year while more than 3 million dies from it. When you have malaria you usually experience high fever as well as a headache. If not properly treated, you can die after just a few days. So make sure you keep your surroundings clean and avoid the deadly disease malaria brought about by a mosquito bite.

Another common disease called Dengue is also considered as one of the most dangerous and endemic diseases in the world. It is actually a disease cause by a bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. As a matter of fact, millions of people around the world get affected by Dengue every year. The symptoms brought about by the disease would seem like an ordinary flu at first and would just show the more serious symptoms after about three days. In mind and moderate cases of Dengue, the patient would usually suffer high fever, severe headaches as well as muscle and joint pains. But in more serious cases, the patient’s platelet count would start to drop drastically and could eventually lead to haemorrhaging if not treated early on.

A little mosquito bite can bring about the most fatal diseases to man. It is only important for us to know the mosquito-caused disease Malaria and what we can do to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease that claims the lives of millions of people every year. Dengue is also a fatal mosquito-caused disease that can be prevented through proper sanitation and cleanliness. Knowing two of the deadliest diseases caused by a mosquito bite can help us become more aware of our surroundings and thus help us move towards preventing these diseases to become endemic in our place.