What You Need to Know About Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Our latest product Sophia’s Bug Potion Fight the Bite!!!® was created to help consumers protect themselves from mosquitoes and the many diseases they carry. Here’s what you need to know about some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases out there:
Dengue VirusDengue virus (DENV) can be transmitted to humans by infected mosquito bite. This virus, common in Asian and Latin American countries, can cause serious illness and death. There is no specific treatment for mild or serious cases. With immediate proper medical care, the fatality rate of severe cases is below 1%.
This life-threatening disease is caused by infected bites of the female Anopheles mosquito. It is preventable and curable.
Estimated 241 million cases worldwide in 2020.
Estimated malaria deaths were 627,000 in 2020.
Africa carries 95% of the world’s malaria cases and 96% of its deaths.
Children under age 5 comprised 80% of those deaths.
- Vaccines are available for horses but not people.
- Birds naturally host the virus.
- WNV is common in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and West Asia.
- Transmission occurs in nature between birds and mosquitoes. However, further infection can occur to humans, horses, and other mammals.