The Deadly Diseases Spreading By Mosquitoes


Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance – they are deadly vectors capable of transmitting serious diseases that can be fatal. These blood-sucking insects have evolved to feed efficiently, using their siphon-like mouthparts to pierce human skin and feed on blood without causing any notice.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rightly calls mosquitoes the “world’s deadliest animal“. Vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by mosquitoes, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year1. Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, Zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya are a major global health concern.


Malaria is a harmful and widespread disease transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. Symptoms like fever, headache and chills start 10 to 15 days after being bitten, and some types of malaria can be fatal. More than 200 million cases of malaria are diagnosed every year. While treatments and a multi-dose vaccine are available, malaria parasites can quickly adapt against anti-malarial compounds, leading to drug-resistant strains.


The dengue virus is transmitted through an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito’s bite. Symptoms include a characteristic skin rash, hemorrhagic fever, vomiting, headache, and joint pain. The global dengue incidence has escalated in recent years, killing almost 25,000 people annually.


The Zika virus commonly presents as asymptomatic, although it can manifest with symptoms such as muscle and joint pain, headache, fever, rash, and conjunctivitis. Pregnant women bitten by an infected mosquito have a risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, and babies born with congenital malformations like microcephaly. Zika can also be sexually transmitted and has been diagnosed in 89 countries, with no vaccines or treatments available.

Yellow Fever

Aedes and Haemagogus mosquito species transmit yellow fever, causing symptoms like headache, fever, muscle pain, and nausea. The disease got its name because the infection can cause jaundice, turning the skin and eyes yellow. Yellow fever is difficult to diagnose and may be confused with other diseases. While an effective vaccine and supportive treatments are available, tropical areas of Africa and South America remain at risk.


Before 2013, chikungunya outbreaks were primarily in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Now identified in 110 countries, there have been over two million reported cases worldwide since 2005. The main vectors, Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger mosquito) and Aedes aegypti, have expanded their geographic range, bringing the virus along. Several vaccines are in development, but no approved vaccines or antiviral drugs currently exist.

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