Mosquito diseases Mosquito-transmitted viral diseases causing brain inflammation/encephalitis. Includes inform__ation on the diseases and their mosquito vector species. en-us Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:01:37 GMT Thu, 1 Jan 1970 03:00:00 GMT Mosquito bite disease There are not much of mosquito bite diseases that are commonly known and widely spread. Despite that there is infection possibility (diseases) that could be transferred with mosquito bite. Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:09:04 GMT How mosquitos spread diseases Mosquitoes can spread disease only when they bite their victim. Although it is commonly called a "bite", the process is actually a piercing-sucking action. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:02:42 GMT History of mosquito transmitted diseases In the upper Midwest, in the late 1800's it was necessary to hire two crews for each logging camp, because it was not unusual for half of the workers to be out at any one time with malaria. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:02:07 GMT Mosquito to fight malaria European scientists have identified a new way to stop malaria in its tracks. Instead of preventing the malaria parasite from infecting humans, they could instead stop the parasite from infecting the mosquito that spreads the lethal disease. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:45:57 GMT The encephalitides In the United States there are now about seven primary mosquito-borne viruses that are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier in humans and other animals, causing an acute infection of the central nervous system. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:44:43 GMT California Encephalitis California encephalitis is yet another human illness spread by mosquitoes and caused by a California encephalitis virus group. This condition is endemic to the midwestern United States and primarily affects children between 5-10 years of age. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:37:30 GMT Lymphatic filariasis Lymphatic filariasis is a disease caused by roundworms of several species, mostly occurring in humid tropical areas and spread by many different species of mosquitoes. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 22:12:47 GMT Chikungunya fever Chikungunya fever is caused by a Chikungunya virus which belongs to genus Alphavirus of the Togaviridae family and was first isolated in 1952 during the epidemic of fever in Tanzania. Sun, 9 Dec 2007 13:59:38 GMT Sylvatic yellow fever Sylvatic, or jungle, yellow fever occurs in tropical rainforests and is caused by an arbovirus of the family Flaviviridae. This infectious disease is passed onto humans by infected sylvatic mosquitoes, which get the virus by feeding on ill monkeys. Cases are usually sporadic with mostly young men working in the forests affected. Sun, 17 Jun 2007 07:52:20 GMT Ilheus encephalitis Ilheus encephalitis is caused by the Ilheus virus (genus Flavivirus) that is transmitted by different mosquito species. This encephalitis is endemic to eastern Brazil and other parts of south and Central America. Sat, 9 Jun 2007 09:33:12 GMT Murray Valley encephalitis Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is a mosquito-borne viral disease of humans, affecting the central nervous system and able to cause death. It occurs naturally throughout the northern half of Australia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. Sun, 20 May 2007 13:02:10 GMT Sindbis fever Sindbis fever is a febrile illness of humans in Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, transmitted by culicine mosquitoes and is caused by the Sindbis virus. Sun, 20 May 2007 07:41:02 GMT O'nyong'nyong fever O'nyong'nyong fever is caused by O'nyong'nyong virus and is causing epidemics in Africa time after time. Sun, 20 May 2007 07:31:16 GMT Malaria Malaria is not a public health concern in North America, but people who travel to or have lived in other areas of the world may be at risk and should be familiar with the symptoms of the disease and the drugs used to prevent infection. Fri, 9 Mar 2007 02:23:04 GMT St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) By the bite of a mosquito (primarily the Culex species) that become infected with St. Louis encephalitis virus (a flavivirus antigenically related to Japanese encephalitis virus). Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:54:41 GMT Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics EEE is maintained in a transmission cycle involving Culiseta melanura mosquitoes and birds. People and horses are infected by other mosquito species that feed on the infected birds and subsequently feed on mammals. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:54:09 GMT Western Equine Encephalitis Basics WEE is normally maintained between Culex tarsalis mosquitoes and birds. People and horses are bitten by Cx. tarsalis during the late summer months (mid-July through early September) in wet years when this mosquito is produced in abundance. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:53:21 GMT West Nile Virus (WNV) West Nile virus is a disease transmitted not only to people, but also to animals. It is the most commonly reported mosquito-transmitted disease in Minnesota. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:52:41 GMT Rift Valley Fever Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that affects domestic animals (such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels) and humans. RVF is most commonly associated with mosquito-borne epidemics during years of unusually heavy rainfall. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:51:32 GMT LaCrosse Encephalitis (LAC) LaCrosse encephalitis information. Including transmission, prevention, signs and symptoms, and answers to frequently asked questions. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:48:18 GMT Heartworm FAQs Your dog can get heartworm disease, whether he's an "outside" dog or even if he stays inside most of the time. Dogs get heartworm disease from mosquitoes. It is the female mosquito that bites and transmits the infection. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:02:30 GMT West Nile Virus West Nile Virus was first found in the United States in 1999. The virus was previously found only in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It was probably introduced into this country by an infected bird or mosquito. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:01:36 GMT Heathworm Dirofilaria immitis is the basic cause of the heartworm disease, worm-like parasites that are better known as heartworms. The disease may occur in your pet dog or cat. It is a very severe disease. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:58:52 GMT