What Vectors Carry What Diseases?
The term “vector” refers to any arthropod that transmits a disease through feeding activity.
"Vector-borne disease" is the term used to describe an illness caused by an organism that is
transmitted to people by biting arthropods.
Insect and arachnid (arthropods) vectors include mosquitoes, fleas, lice, biting flies, mites and ticks.
Dengue Fever- Flavivirus
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
La Crosse Encephalitis
Q-Fever- Coxiella burnetii
Rift Valley Fever
Ross River Virus
Sleeping Sickness- African Trypanosomiasis
St. Louis Encephalitis
Swimmer's Itch- Cercarial or Schistosomal Dermatitis
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever
Typhus- Rickettsia prowazekii
West Nile Virus
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