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Insect-borne diseases

Insect-borne diseases: Introduction

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Insect-borne diseases: Any disease that is carried by insects and transmitted to humans. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Insect-borne diseases is available below.

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By shuttling bubonic plague bacteria from infected rats to humans, the lowly flea helped usher in the Black Death, the infamous pandemic that killed one-fourth of Europe's population during the 14th century. Although plague itself has subsided significantly as a global health problem, blood-sucking insects and the pathogenic organisms they carry continue to afflict populations worldwide. Mosquitoes are the worst offender, with malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases killing millions of people each year. (Source: excerpt from NIAID Scientists Explore Genetic Solutions To Insect-Borne Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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Have 3 pairs of legs, 3 body regions, 1 pair of antennae, and often 1-2 pairs of wings; 26 Orders, 703,500 known species. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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