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Can Malaria Mosquitoes Breed In Latrines And Toilets
The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Anopheles Moquitos: Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is infected through the bite of only kind of mosquito called Anopheles. These mosquitoes are common in tropical and subtropical regions.Includes Asia,Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Every country has Mosquitos but not the one's those cary Malaria Parasite ...Read more
Unlikely: Hiv is a blood-borne and mucosal membrane transmitted disease, but the transmission by mosquitoes is very unlikely since HIV infection requires very high quantities of the infection to truly get someone infected. This is a remote possibility, but i would think it almost impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creates Problems: The products used to kill the mosquitoes also kill off beneficial insects setting in motion some disastrous results in the past that caused more harm than good. Pesticide resistance has been another issue. Nonetheless this has been one approach that still has merit and many programs are in play internationally. The eventual ramifications remain to be seen. ...Read more
Pick your poison: Spraying does indeed, prevent malaria- this is the reason why malaria is so rarely seen in the United States or canada these days. However, mosquito sprays don't just kill these bugs, they also affect the environment, leading to mutant amphibians and other wildlife, as well as the disruption of whole ecosystems. Importantly, just like bacteria, mosquitoes become eventually become resistant too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus
Depends on area: Mosquitoes can survive in winter and do bite. In india malaria risk is small in the north and south, where most touristic areas are. Risk is higher in central part and the eastern part, including goa calcutta and assam. Mosquito repellents are essential everywhere because there are other diseases than malaria. Malaria prophylaxis is advisable in the areas i mentioned. ...Read more
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