10 Most Common Vectors Of Diseases That You Should Know


– The most popular that spread or transmit diseases to the human body.

– Identifying insects that are disease carriers.

Diseases are abnormal conditions of the body. Different reasons amount to disease in the human body.

Also, there are some insects that transmit some peculiar diseases to the body. Generally, invertebrates are very common vectors of disease.

They are vectors because they are carriers of disease-causing agents. Also, a vector is an organism which spreads disease from one host to another.

Insects such as mosquitoes, lice, fleas, bed bugs, ticks, are vectors because they are able to transmit a number of diseases.

Insects that transmit diseases.

Also, the diseases they transmit are caused by infectious agents that include viruses, parasites, bacteria, etc.

Also, these vectors transmit diseases through their bite, although, there are some diseases that we can contact through their feces.

Common vectors of diseases include the following;

1. Mosquito

A mosquito is a vector that carries the disease called malaria, It is the most common insect, it is popular because the disease it transmits is also very common among people of any age range.

Also, there are different species of mosquitoes which include; Anopheles, Aedes, Culex. They are different in species and they also have times when they are active and types of bite.

2. Horse flies: The Chrysops also horse flies are the vectors of the loa filariasis disease.

3. House flies: They also transmit cholera.

Vectors of diseases.

4. Tsetse flies are also vectors that transmit African trypanosomiasis that we refer to as sleeping sickness.

5. Ticks also transmit Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Heartland virus disease, etc.

6. Bed bugs transmit Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis.

7. Black flies or Simuliidae also transmit onchocerciasis.

8. Lice transmit different bacterial infections that include bartonellosis (Trench fever), borreliosis (relapsing fever), and certain types of rickettsiosis (typhus).

9. Sand flies: they transmit ‘leishmaniases’, these are parasite diseases caused by Leishmania.

10. Fleas ( they are wingless insects that feed on blood and most commonly infect domestic dogs and cats). They transmit ‘Murine typhus’ and ‘bubonic plague’.