Introduction: Insect-borne diseases


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Insect-borne diseases: Diseases carried by insects such as ticks, mosquitos, and fleas.

Insect-borne diseases: By shuttling bubonic plague bacteria from infected rats to humans, the lowly flea helped usher in the Black Death, the infamous pandemic that killed one-fourth of Europe's population during the 14th century. Although plague itself has subsided significantly as a global health problem, blood-sucking insects and the pathogenic organisms they carry continue to afflict populations worldwide. Mosquitoes are the worst offender, with malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases killing millions of people each year. 1

Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Insect-borne diseases group includes:



         Contents for Insect-borne diseases:

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NIAID Scientists Explore Genetic Solutions To Insect-Borne Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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