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If we did a survey asking what are the diseases transmitted by insects, surely the majority would say the following: Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya and Zika. However, few know that these are not the only diseases transmitted by insects, as there is a wider variety of little-known diseases that are equally or more dangerous.

Here is a list of diseases that are transmitted by insects and you did not know:



It is a bacterial disease that is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. This sickness Starts with a rash and later feels like the flu. the difference is that this “flu” lasts several weeks. Sometimes, after having taken treatment, some patients continue with symptoms in the nerves and joints. This is called post-Lyme disease syndrome, which although it is still being treated with antibiotics, its response so far has not been effective, but it may be to some extent controllable and show improvement over time.


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Chagas disease:

This disease presents as fever, nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting, as well as pain in general. Although they seem like mild symptoms, suffering from it is very painful. In extreme cases, where the disease was not treated, it can cause cardiac arrest or inflammation of the colon. Bedbugs are responsible for carrying this disease.


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Anaphylactic shock:

It is an exaggerated allergy reaction that can be very dangerous. The symptoms are immediate, and are usually: tachycardia, anxiety, burning tongue and breathing problems. The fleas They are the insects that most commonly cause this type of illness. These insects can also cause anemia or typhus.


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exanthematic typhus:

It presents immediately and consists of high fever, chills, vomiting and vertigo, among other symptoms that affect in a general way. For three weeks, these symptoms are suffered, in addition to skin reactions; if not controlled it can cause thrombosis. With treatment and plenty of hygiene, it can improve. Those responsible for this disease are lice.


West Nile virus :

Mosquitoes are considered the most dangerous animals for humans, due to the large number of dangerous diseases they carry. One of them is the West Nile virus, this disease, although many times it does not present symptoms, in some people it causes headache, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. Most people who contract this disease make a full recovery, but the fatigue and weakness can last several weeks, even months.



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Leishmaniosis :

Normally this disease is transmitted through the skin, since the insect that carries it is the mosquito. The bite of this insect causes bodily ulcers, which are located on the trunk, face and extremities. This condition lasts from 1 to 3 months and the ulcer is completely painless, but very visible. If the necessary treatment is not carried out, it can cause mutilation of the area.


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Diseases can be many and varied, to prevent them we recommend installing mosquito nets or keeping doors and windows closed. Also, you should periodically bathe your pets, wash fruits and vegetables well, and use insect repellent on a daily basis.


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