Published on: November 20, 2021

VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

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http://nitetrainband.com/?__fluent_form_embded_post_id=179 Bengaluru has reported fewer cases of Vector Borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya this year compared to last year

ABOUT

  • What are Vectors – Organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans
  • Examples of Vectors – Mosquitoes, ticks, flies, sandflies, fleas, triatomine bugs ,some freshwater aquatic snails.
  • Vector-borne diseases – Human illnesses caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by vectors.

FACTORS LEADING TO INCREASE

  • Global travel and trade, unplanned urbanization and environmental challenges such as climate change
  • Changes in agricultural practices due to variation in temperature and rainfall
  • The growth of urban slums, lacking reliable piped water or adequate solid waste management, can render large populations in towns and cities

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