We have received numerous queries from our members with regards to Lymphatic Filariasis or Elephantitis. This is a disease caused by a worm “Wuchareria bancrofti”. This parasite is transmitted by the Anopheles (night biting) and Aedes (day biting) mosquitos.
Tick bite fever is caused by tiny bacterial organisms called rickettsia’s. They are responsible for a group of diseases called ‘spotted fevers’ that occur in many parts of the world. Wild and domestic animals are also infected, and act as sources of these diseases.
Information on Malaria
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Once the parasite enters for blood stream it then find its way to your liver where it multiplies, only once the parasite matures it enters your blood stream where it feeds on your red blood cells.
Information on Ebola
- Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
- The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
- The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%.