Vector borne diseases who.int
The major vector borne diseases, together, account for aeround 17% of all infectious diseases. The burden of these diseases is highest in tropical and subtropical areas and they disproportionately affect the poorest populations. Since 2014, major outbreaks of dengue, malaria, chikungunya yellow fever and Zika have afflicted populations, claimed lives and overwhelmed health systems in many countries.
WHO | Vector borne disease
The most deadly vector borne disease, Malaria, kills over 1.2 million people annually, mostly African children under the age of five. Dengue fever, together with associated dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), is the world's fastest growing vector borne disease.
WHO | About vector borne diseases
About vector borne diseases. Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another, causing serious diseases in human populations. These diseases are commonly found in tropical and sub tropical regions and places where access to safe drinking water and sanitation systems is problematic.
WHO | Vector borne diseases
Vector borne diseases are illnesses caused by pathogens and parasites in human populations. WHO works with partners to provide education and improve awareness so that people know how to protect themselves and their communities from mosquitoes, ticks, bugs, flies and other vectors.
WHO Vector borne disease animation WHD2014
The theme of World Health Day 2014 is vector borne diseases, under the slogan "Small bite: big threat". Vectors are small organisms that carry diseases and spread them from person to person and ...
WHO Europe | Vector borne and parasitic diseases
Vector borne and parasitic diseases. WHO Europe works for malaria elimination, surveillance and control of invasive vectors and re emerging mosquito borne diseases, control of leishmaniasis, control and prevention of soil transmitted helminthiases, and promotion of the use of sustainable vector control alternatives to persistent insecticides ...
Vector borne diseases apps.who.int
Abstract Vector borne diseases (VBD), account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. Their burden and economic impact continue to be very high.
WHO | World Health Organization
WHO's interactive mosquito borne disease page highlights the major diseases mosquito borne disease such as, yellow fever, zika, dengue, chikungunya, malaria and West Nile virus. ...
Summary and Assessment Vector Borne Diseases NCBI ...
Vector borne diseases are transmitted among their human, animal, or plant hosts by arthropods, 9 usually insects. A broader definition of vector borne disease recognizes that other animals can serve in the role of infectious disease vector by harboring pathogens that cause disease only in susceptible populations.
WHO | Vector control
WHO has produced the policy brief “Keeping the vector out: housing improvements for vector control and sustainable development” that contributes to recognize the importance of integrated approaches of vector control and aiming at highlighting effective housing interventions to prevent vector borne diseases.