The Frightening Truth About Diseases in Mosquitoes
- April 12, 2021
Spring is mosquito season! And while we all hate mosquitoes for various reasons, the most frightening one has to be the diseases they carry. This is often overlooked and overpowered by the sheer annoyance that their presence brings. It is perfectly understandable since most of the time, a mosquito bite is just itchy for a few days.
However, it doesn’t negate the fact that these diseases are very real. Things like West Nile and EEE are very present in almost every U.S. state. Since you will very likely be bitten by a mosquito this year, keep reading to get a feel for the signs of these mosquito diseases so you can be on the lookout.
This virus carries a big name, pretty tough to pronounce, so most people abbreviate it to EEE. We are starting off with this one today because it can be very serious and even fatal. When you are bitten by a mosquito that is infected with EEE, you contract it and it can cause inflammation to the brain. Since your brain is caged in by your skull, a serious amount of inflammation can kill you very quickly.
Some people don’t necessarily develop symptoms, but those who do will often experience chills, vomiting, headaches, and even seizures. If you have recently been bitten by a mosquito and find yourself experiencing these symptoms, head straight to the doctor.
According to the World Health Organization, about 80% of people who contract this disease do not show any symptoms of having it. Viruses like this are often the most fatal because there are no warning signs. West Nile Virus is another brain-centered virus that causes inflammation to the brain.
To make matters worse, if you live on a farm or own horses, you will have to be wary about mosquitoes around them. Horses are often the ones who experience death when infected with West Nile Virus. The circle of life is pretty present in this virus. Birds are the first carriers, mosquitoes feed on birds and contract the virus, and then pass it on to humans, horses, and other animals alike.
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