World Mosquito Day, 20 August 2019
Do you know how dangerous Mosquitoes are?
Mosquitoes feed on human blood and transmit harmful virus which causes deadly diseases. They need our blood for the development of their eggs. Not all of them causes life-threatening conditions, but are dangerous because of their ability to transmit diseases. But the fact is, one couldn’t deny their significance in the ecosystem. The importance is because it serves as a food source for several microorganisms.
A small mosquito bite can make you ill and results in deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika virus, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Before 1987, nearly 1500 million people are diagnosed with malaria every year. However, the malaria population has decreased over the years with the introduction of world mosquito day.
World Mosquito Day, 2019
World mosquito day is commemorated on the 20th of August every year to raise awareness on the causes of malaria. It is celebrated in commemoration of Sir Ronald Ross’s revolutionary discovery on mosquitoes in the year 1987. This British doctor has discovered that female Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of malaria, a deadly disease.
Sunshine Hospitals, Hyderabad holds the celebrations of world mosquito day every year to promote awareness about the mosquito menace. Deadly and painful mosquito diseases leading to million fatalities (deaths) every year. Keeping this view, our professionals aim at spreading awareness on the preventive measures to eliminate the mosquito bites.
Importance Of World Mosquito Day
World mosquito day is organized every year to honour the groundbreaking discovery of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross. He is the first person to identify the link between mosquitoes and malaria. He discovered that female Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of disease.
Sir Ronald Ross is the person responsible for the annual observance of world mosquito day. This day has laid the foundations for scientists to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes in the transmission of the disease and come up with powerful and innovative interventions.
The spread by mosquitoes include:
The spread by mosquitoes include:
- Dog Heartworm
- Yellow Fever
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- St. Louis Encephalitis
- LaCrosse Encephalitis
- Western Equine Encephalitis
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
How Mosquitoes Will Find You?
Mosquitoes can observe the movement and use it to find a host. Infrared light generated from your body heat attracts the mosquitoes. Co2 emitted from your breathing and lactic acid produced from the sweat will enable the mosquitoes zero in on your body.
- The bite of female-anopheles mosquito causes malaria.
- Dengue, filariasis, chikungunya, and yellow fever caused by Aedes mosquito.
- Culex mosquito causes diseases like filariasis, and japanese encephalitis.
In honour of World Mosquito Day, we Sunshine Hospital wants to create awareness on the significance of mosquito control methods and suggesting people with preventive measures. Reducing the mortality of diseases caused by mosquitos is our primary objective, and we strive for it. Reducing the deaths of these diseases requires an extensive combined effort through multiple angles and disciplines for which thousands of scientists are aiming for.
Let’s Strive For Musquito Free World!!!
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man. Sunshine has now become one of the best hospitals for many treatments including Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Trauma and Neurology.