Major Disease Causing Insects

Dengue fever - Vectors: Aedes aegypti (main vector) Aedes albopictus (minor vector) threatens -50 million people are infected by dengue annually, 25,000 die.Threatens 2.5 billion people in more than 100 countries. Malaria - Vectors: Anopheles mosquitoes,threatens 500 million become severely ill with malaria every year and more than 1 million  die.Sleeping sickness - Vector: Tsetse fly, not all species.Sleeping sickness threatens millions of people in 36 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.Typhus - Vectors: mites, fleas and body lice,16 million cases a year, resulting in 600,000 deaths annually.Yellow Fever - vectors: Aedes simpsoni.Yellow fever (with 30,000 deaths) per year.

 

  • Aedes aegypti
  • Anopheles mosquitoes
  • mites
  • fleas
  • body lice
  • Aedes simpsoni

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