Vector Borne Diseases
A vector borne disease is an infection caused by a bacterium, virus, protozoa or parasite which is passed between hosts by means of a vector. The vectors that cause disease in humans are typically arthropods such as mosquitos and ticks. Examples of vector borne diseases include West Nile virus (WNv), Lyme disease and Malaria. There are a number of factors which contribute to the spread of vector borne diseases into new geographical areas, including increasing temperature and increasing human exposure to vector habitat.
Last modified on Aug 02, 2016