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Mosquito Bite Awerness

Here you will find some helpful information on mosquito-borne diseases that you can use to stay protected at home and abroad.

The mosquito might not seem as big and scary as the animals shown in our infographic, but these little insects are the most dangerous animals in the world.1 That’s because mosquitoes are capable of spreading many disease-causing viruses and parasites, including yellow fever, zika, dengue fever, Chikungunya, malaria, Tularemia and more. In fact, mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting a variety of diseases to an estimated 700 million people or more annually.

The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 million people die each year due to mosquito-borne diseases.2 Malaria alone incapacitates a staggering 200 million people – of those affected, 600,000 die.2

Mosquitoes are found in abundance in tropical areas and can also survive the winter in countries with lower temperatures, such as Canada. There are over 3,000 types of mosquito and they all have the ability to transfer potentially lethal diseases. Thanks to its alarming efficiency when it comes to transmitting disease, the mosquito may be our number one health threat.

We invite you to click on the different types of mosquito-borne illnesses listed below to learn more about the disease, methods of prevention, possible treatment(s), and where in the world you could be most at risk.

Vaccine Preventable Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito-Borne Disease with Treatment

Some Mosquito-Borne Diseases Currently Without Vaccines or Treatment

Useful Tips to Stay Protected at Home and Abroad

Beware of Mosquito Bites:

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Tips & Tools

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This list of resources is in no way complete, if you have a resource link which should be included on this page please contact us at ac.114seniccav@troppus.

This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.


Note: the hyperlinks that direct to other sites are not continuously updated. It is possible that some links become untraceable over time. Thank you.

  1. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week
  2. http:/www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs387/en