Diseases Caused By Insects And Their Symptoms

December 3, 2018

Insects are those animals such as lice, bed bugs, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes which are also liable in transmitting a number of various diseases that are caused by different viruses and bacteria such as yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, lyme, plague, malaria, filariasis and a lot more. While most of these diseases are known to thrive in sub tropical and tropical countries itself, Malaria is still the most blatant of these all.

Tick Born Spotted Fevers

This fever disease are caused by bacteria in the Rickettsiae genus group of insects. This fever is as usual, transmitted by ticks that has more than twenty species that can work against humans. Aside from the spotted fever disease, they are also the cause of typhus. They are mostly known to be working in the areas of Europe, North America, Africa and India.

Meningoencephalitis Tick-Borne

This tick-borne disease known to affect the central nervous system of the host. It is transferred from host to host through the tick bites that are known to be very in demand during the spring and summer. The symptomatology of the fever reaches two stage. The first stage known to be the period where the symptoms will display flu-like symptoms which will last up to four days. Then, the second stage starts 10 days later where severe minigitis, meningoencephalitis and radiculitis are detected and observed on the victim.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by an infection from the bacteria carried by Borrelia genus insects which are transmitted through tick bites or Ixodes genus. The bacteria which causes Lyme disease is called Borrelia bacteria. The symptoms of the disease begin with red lesions around the tick bite which then spreads and then disappears after a few weeks. Then, after a few months, signs such as joint pains, paralysis, heart rhythm abnormalities begin to take place on the victim.


These are parasites that causes diseases called Leishmania – unicellular parasites that cause infection to the reticulohistiocytic system of humans. While there are various forms that take effect when a person acquires this disease, but one of the most known effect that its’ known to create is chronic ulcers, deterioration on lymph nodes and drop in the blood cell count.

Sleeping Sickness

This disease is also known as Human African Typanosomiasis which is caused by the Trypanosoma Protozoa or parasites that dwell in the blood of hosts. This disease occurs in two stages, the first stage is where the blood parasite is detected in the lymphatic system. The next stage then is called the neurological phase where the central nervous system of the victim is already affected by the parasite on the blood stream.

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