Vector Borne Diseases – Yellow Fever 01

An increase in the number of cases of yellow fever in the last few decades has led to campaigns aimed at improving public awareness and disease prevention for this re-emerging infectious disease.

Vector Borne Diseases – Schistosomiasis 03

It is important to enquire if a person has inhabited or visited areas of the world where the disease is endemic, especially if the person has had skin exposure to freshwater lakes and streams.

Vector Borne Diseases – Schistosomiasis 02

The majority of people who develop chronic schistosomiasis have symptoms develop months or years after the initial exposure to the parasites. However, most people have no symptoms at this early phase of infection.

Vector Borne Diseases – Schistosomiasis 01

Schistosomiasis is a disease that is caused by parasites that enter humans by attaching to the skin, penetrating it, and then migrating through the blood system. This disease is also known as bilharziasis, bilharzia, bilharziosis, and snail fever.

Vector Borne Diseases– Lyme Disease

Individuals who are bitten by a deer tick should remove the tick and seek medical attention if any signs and symptoms of early Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, or babesiosis develop over the ensuing days or weeks.