Mosquitoes are important vectors of pathogens to human and animals. They are responsible for the transmission of malaria, filariasis, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue and zika fever to humans. When female mosquitoes takes a blood meal from an infected individual it carry along the parasites that cause malaria to the healthy person who become also sick. Follow this link to learn all about mosquitoes.
Malaria continue to claim the live of millions of people annually, especially in developing countries where mosquito have favorable breeding conditions. Some mosquito-borne diseases may not cause fatality but results in significant morbidity that prevent people to function properly in the society.
Diseases like leishmaniasis disfigure people faces with debilitating consequences. Some species of mosquito live in the wild such as rain forest, but other are adapted to urban environment where they interact with Humans and livestock.