Learn About Diseases Transmitted by Mosquito Bites

Humans suffer from mosquitoes more than any other organism in the world. Every year there are over one-million deaths due to mosquito-borne diseases. And by knowing what disease you can get from various types of mosquitoes , you can protect yourself from them and tackle the after effects. Follow the mosquito disease list to know them all.

Which disease do mosquitoes spread?

  1. Malaria
  2. Dengue fever
  3. Chikungunya virus
  4. Japanese Encephalitis
  5. Zika fever
  6. Yellow fever
  7. Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis)
  8. Ross River Fever
  9. Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  10. West Nile virus
  11. St. Louis Encephalitis
  1. Malaria

    One of the most common diseases caused by mosquitoes is malaria. Itis caused by a one-celled parasite called Plasmodium. Female Anopheles mosquito picks up the parasite from infected people when they bite to acquire human blood needed to nurture their eggs. Malaria parasites multiply rapidly in the liver and then in red blood cells of the infected person.

    Symptoms:

    One to two weeks after a person is infected, the initial symptoms of malaria usually start to appear like fever, headache, chills, and vomiting.

    Prevention

    Malaria is deadly, therefore, saving yourself before it hits you is important. Odomos protects you from the deadly disease which is available in cream, gel, lotion, wrist band and roll-on formats. You can also try some of the home remedies for malaria and treat it.

  2. Dengue fever

    You must always try to stay away from this deadly dengue virus carried by the female (Aedes aegypti) mosquito. Endemic in more than 128 countries, with almost 3.9 billion people at risk, this mosquito is most active during the daytime.

    Symptoms

    High fever accompanied by severe pain in the joints, headache, pain behind the eyes, nau-sea, vomiting, swollen glands and rashes are the early signs of this viral infection. Medical care is suggested to the patient for the next 24-48 hours to avoid the risk of death.

    Prevention

    Dengue is one of the common diseases, save yourself and the kids from this by using effec-tive protection like Odomos mosquito repellent patches or use mosquito repellent wristband which gives you 99.9% protection.

    How to take care

    Drink lots of fluids and juices churned out from the leaves of papaya, basil, gold root herbs or neem for immediate effects.

  3. Chikungunya Virus

    This mosquito-borne disease is spread by the bite of Aedes Albopictus mosquito. The disease shares its signs with Zika and Dengue and hence it can be misdiagnosed in the areas where all of these diseases are found.

    Symptoms

    These mosquito virus symptoms are similar to those of dengue and include muscle pain, fa-tigue, rashes, and nausea.

    Prevention

    Protect yourself from Chikungunya this monsoon by applying odomos which is available in cream, gel, lotion, wrist band and roll-on formats.

    How to take care

    There is no antiviral drug treatment for the disease but you can always drink lots of tea made from the leaves of Tulsi, papaya, ginger or basil. You can also try some of the chikungunya home remedies to cure the disease at its initial stage.

  4. Japanese Encephalitis

    This type of disease transmitted by mosquitoes takes 5-15 days to show its symptoms.

    Symptoms

    Visible symptoms include fever, vomiting, difficulty in moving muscles. Non-visible symp-toms include swelling around the brain and coma.

    Prevention

    Save yourself from the disease by using effective protection like Odomos mosquito repellent lotion

    How to take care

    An antiviral drug is not available for the disease but getting JEVtherapy is suggestive.

  5. Zika fever

    It starts with the biting of a mosquito (Aedes) and its symptoms last for 2-7 days.

    Symptoms

    Zika fever has its symptoms similar to that of dengue, which includes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, malaise, joint pain and headache.

    Prevention

    Use 100% protection like Odomos to stay away from this mosquito borne disease which is available in various formats.

    How to take care

    Zika fever is usually mild and doesn’t require any specific treatment.However, you should get plenty of rest and treat the fever with common medicines or seek medical advice.

  6. Yellow fever

    The vectors of this disease are found in humid and marsh areas around your houses. First, these mosquitoes infect the monkeys, transmit the disease to humans and then it starts spreading from human to human.

    Symptoms

    The mosquito disease symptoms for this disease starts showing after 3- 6 days, which in-cludes jaundice, high fever and abdominal pain. If the patient enters the toxic phase, he might die within 10-14 days.

    Prevention

    Use mosquito repellents like Odomos on a daily basis for everyday protection.

    Cure

    Vaccinations are available for this mosquito-borne disease. A single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides lifelong protection against it.

  7. Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis):

    The disease occurs after the transmission of filarial parasites by mosquitoes.

    Symptoms

    Thickening of limbs

    Prevention

    Use insecticide-treated nets to keep the mosquitoes at bay. And don’t forget to carry Odomos spray or gel to apply while you are travelling or stepping out of the house as it provides 99.9% protection and is safe for everyone.

    How to take care

    Follow the chemotherapy strategy.

  8. Ross River Fever

    This mosquito-borne infection is spread from animals to humans. In large outbreaks, these mosquitoes can also spread from one person to another.

    Symptoms

    This type of mosquito bite diseases are mostly found in small children. However, it also at-tacks teenagers and adults sometimes. It shows symptoms as aching tendons, chills, fever, fatigue and rash.

    Prevention

    Odomos uses a unique formula in mosquito repellent roll on that masks the distinctive body odor that keeps mosquitoes away from coming in contact with you.

    How to take care

    No specific treatment is available. The patient may be given paracetamol to treat the fever and pain.

  9. Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    This is an extremely rare kind of infection which includes inflammation of the brain.

    Symptoms

    The symptoms typically appear after 4-10 days of getting bitten. It starts with high fever, chills and gets converted into disorientation, seizures and encephalitis.

    Prevention

    Use Odomos mosquito repellent spray to keep yourself protected which contains natural ingredients that are extremely helpful in keeping mosquitoes away.

    How to take care

    The patient must be shifted to a hospital immediately and provided respiratory support.

  10. West Nile virus

    The carrier of this virus, female Culex, is one of the most common mosquitoes found worldwide. These kinds of mosquitoes feed on infected birds and then they transmit it to humans and horses too.

    Symptoms

    The mosquito bite symptoms for this disease includes a headache, neck stiffness, disorien-tation, coma, tremors, convulsions and paralysis.

    Prevention

    Odomos is there to rescue you from this virus. Apply natural mosquito repellent cream every day to keep yourself protected.

    How to take care

    There is no vaccination available to treat this disease caused by mosquitoes, however, you can apply mosquito repellent like Odomos on exposed skin or can cover it with clothes.

  11. St. Louis Encephalitis

    This virus spread amplifies inside birds and mosquitoes before getting transferred to hu-mans.

    Symptoms

    It includes illness, nausea and tiredness as some of the early symptoms.

    Prevention

    Apply Odomos mosquito repellent gel to prevent yourself from these infected mosquitoes and never fall trap to this deadly disease.

    How to take care

    Immediate hospitalization of the patient is a must.

Learn more about the list of monsoon diseases on Odomos blog.

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