What Are Mosquito-Borne Diseases?

Mosquito-borne diseases are illnesses carried and transmitted by mosquitoes. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These diseases are of real concern for anyone around mosquitoes. Nearly 700 million people contract a mosquito-borne sickness every year. These diseases result in over one million deaths. Some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases include:

Mosquito Borne Diseases

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  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Filariasis
  • Tularemia
  • Dirofilariasis
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Western equine encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis
  • Ross River fever
  • Barmah Forest fever
  • La Crosse encephalitis
  • Yellow fever
  • Zika fever
  • Keystone virus
  • Louis encephalitis
  • Rift Valley fever
  • West Nile virus


Regular and effective mosquito control efforts are crucial to preventing outbreaks and epidemics of these diseases.

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