Insects


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Insects: Disease risks from insect exposure
Introduction: Various insects can act as "vectors" transferring a disease from an animal to a human (especially mosquitos and ticks). Other conditions may arise directly from an insect sting or bite. For more information see insect-borne diseases, mosquito-borne diseases, flea-borne diseases, and tick-borne diseases. See also risk information for birds and animals.

Condition count: 30; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: mosquitos (12), flies (11), ticks (9)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Insects' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:

A

  • African Sleeping sickness ... tsetse fly bites
  • Amebic dysentery ... flies on food

    B

  • Barmah Forest virus ... mosquitoes
  • Bubonic plague ... fleas

    C

  • Chagas disease ... assassin bugs
  • Cholera ... flies on food
  • Contagious Diseases ... fleas, ticks, flies, insects, mosquitos

    D

  • Dengue fever ... mosquitoes
  • Dysentery ... flies on food

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... Tsetse flies, Tsetse fly bites

    L

  • Leishmaniasis ... sand fly bites
  • Lyme disease ... ticks, tick bite

    M

  • Mosquito bite ... mosquitoes
  • Mosquito-borne diseases ... mosquitoes

    P

  • Plague ... fleas
  • Pneumonic plague ... fleas

    Q

  • Queensland tick typhus ... ticks, tick bite

    R

  • Rickettsia ... fleas, tick bites, ticks
  • Rift Valley Fever ... mosquito exposure
  • Ross River virus ... mosquitoes

    S

  • Sandfly fever ... Phlebotomus paparasi
  • STARI ... ticks, tick bite

    T

  • Tick bite ... ticks, tick bite
  • Tick paralysis ... ticks, tick bite
  • Tick-borne diseases ... ticks, tick bite
  • Trachoma ... flies
  • Typhoid fever ... flies on food
  • Typhus ... fleas, tick bites, ticks

    W

  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... Tsetse flies, Tsetse fly bites

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... mosquitoes


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