Vector borne diseases
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 | 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 | 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
What are vector borne diseases? These are diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Trypanosomiasis, and Leishmaniasis that depend upon a vector (usually an arthropod) for transmission. The recent emergence of these diseases – sometimes in epidemic proportions – is a cause of concern.
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 ...
Vector borne diseases WHO | World Health Organization
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 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 ...
WHO | Vector control
WHO to lead global vector control response WHO has a new global strategy to reduce the burden and threat of vector borne diseases through effective, locally adapted sustainable vector control.
Many factors affect the incidence of vector borne diseases. These factors include animals hosting the disease, vectors, and people. These factors include animals hosting the disease, vectors, and people.