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Vector Borne Diseases
October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vectors are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans. Vector-borne diseases are infections transmitted by the bite of vectors like mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and blackflies. These diseases are commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical regions and places where access to safe drinking-water and sanitation systems is problematic. The most prevalent vector borne diseases are Malaria, Dengue, Lymphatic Filariasis, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis, Chikungunya.