Arthropod-Vectored Human Diseases_2

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a. FL had outbreaks in 1800s, mail was quarantined, last case in fl was 1918. 2. Malaria a. Mosquito vectored b. Mostly tropical (still use DTD in some areas) c. Prophylaxis available – not a cure – just preventative d. 1000 travelers return to US with malaria each year 1200 cases reported e. f. Introduction into N. America because of slave trade1 person dies of malaria every 12 seconds g. Majority of victims are younger than 5 years old h. Symptoms h.i. Fever, flu-like, shaking, chills, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, 3. Watch the winged scourge (1943) 4. Trypanosomiasis a. Africa (sleeping sickness); tsetse fly b. Americas (chagas disease); kissing bug c. African sleeping sickness affects as many as 500,000 people, 80% eventually die, and the bite of the fly causes more than $4 billion in economic losses annually d. Causes shitty shit 5. Bilharzia a. Caused by parasitic worms called Schistosomes (trematodes) b. its a worm and is transmitted via snails
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