vector-borne disease

vector-borne disease

Infectious diseases Any infection, usually transmitted by insects–eg, ticks–eg, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, Colorado tick fever; mosquitos–eg, California-or La Crosse, St Louis, Eastern, Western encephalitides– See Vector.
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Similar is the situation with chikungunya, a painful vector-borne disease that affects the joints.
Bluetongue is a vector-borne disease of huge economic importance for small and large ruminants globally with an estimated loss of $3b annually.
He joined Saudi Arabia's national vector-borne disease control program and has been working on an assessment of the impact of human movement caused by forced displacement and migration in the Middle East and North Africa.
There were 41,680 cases of Zika virus in 2016, more than any other vector-borne disease, including Lyme disease, which had been the most common transmissible pathogen going back to at least 2004, when arthropod-borne viral diseases became nationally notifiable, said Ronald Rosenberg, ScD, and his associates at the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo.
Bayer says that nearly half of the world's population is infected with at least one type of vector-borne disease. These diseases are transmitted from parasites to animals and humans, and have a significant impact on public health and the global economy.
When wild or domestic host animals have been killed or driven away by disaster, ectoparasites, such as ticks, bugs, lice and fleas, may invade a community and produce a serious additional risk of zoonotic vector-borne disease. Another, related vector-borne disease risk may arise when refugees enter territory formerly occupied only by wildlife and accompanying parasites.
Vector-borne disease control is an example of how the 3 disciplines are related.
While habitat modification provided the ideal stage for the emergence of Lyme disease in the northeastern United States during the late-20th Century, the 1999 introduction of West Nile (WN) virus in New York and recent dengue virus outbreaks in the Florida Keys are somber reminders of the speed and unpredictability that vector-borne disease outbreaks can occur.
For example, climate change awareness will be introduced in the National Vector-borne Disease Control Program (VDCP), ARI and diarrheal disease programs and water and sanitation programs.
The present mode of controlling vector-borne disease includes using bednets, spraying insecticides [3], and sterile insect technique (SIT) [4-6].
The most deadly vector-borne disease, malaria, caused an estimated 660 000 deaths in 2010, most of which were among African children.
Deriving meteorological variables across Africa for the study and control of vector-borne disease: A comparison of remote sensing and spatial interpolation of climate.