The disease is caused by infection with a protozoal parasite transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly
This potentially serious illness is caused by parasites that invade the wall of the large intestine, causing either acute dysentery or chronic diarrhea of variable severity
Chagas' disease is an infection caused by a protozoal parasite transmitted by contact with the feces of the vinchuca (also known as cone nose, assassin bug, kissing bug, or reduviid bug), which transmits the parasite through its bite
Cholera is an acute intestinal diarrheal disease caused by a bacterium -- Vibrio cholerae, which is found in water contaminated by sewage
Dengue is a mosquito-transmitted viral disease occurring chiefly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Epidemic transmission is usually seasonal, during and shortly after the rainy season
This serious illness is caused by contaminated food or water and is characterized by severe diarrhea, often with blood or mucus in the stool.
Filariasis is a mosquito-transmitted parasitic round worm infection transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes. It is found in tropical area of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and in the Pacific. Once inside a host, the worm larvae migrate through the lymphatic channels and become trapped in lymph nodes and tissues.
The infection can cause nausea, poor appetite, cramps, a bloated stomach, watery and foul-smelling diarrhea and frequent gas, fatigue, and weight loss.
A, B, C and E
Different causes with different effects
Japanese Encephalitis is primarily a rural disease. The mosquito transmits the virus via a vertebrate host, usually pigs or wild birds.
A rat serves as a reservoir for the illness. Humans are primarily infected by being bitten by an infected rodent or eating food contaminated with rat excretions. Infection is also possible through the inhalation of dried infected urine
The disease most commonly manifests either in a cutaneous (skin) form or in a visceral (internal organ) form. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is characterized by one or more skin sores (either open or closed) that develop weeks to months after a person is bitten by infected sand flies
Actually found throughout the world
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Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, headache, muscle ache, and malaise. Early stages of malaria may resemble the onset of flu.
Meningococcal meningitis is an infection caused by a bacterium, which causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Wild rodent plague poses a real, though limited, risk to humans. When infection spreads to domestic or peridomestic rodents in urban or populated areas, humans are at markedly increased risk of exposure
Initial symptoms, when they occur, are similar to those of other viral infections and may include fever, headache, muscle aches, malaise, nausea, vomiting, and sore throat. In roughly one in a thousand cases, poliovirus attacks the spinal cord or brainstem, leading to paralysis in various parts of the body, most often the legs.
Dogs, Cats, Feral Animals
Rabies is a viral infection that affects the central nervous system, and that if left untreated will result in severe pain, convulsions, and death.
Symptoms include dermatitis, itchy rash, subcutaneous nodules, lymphadenitis, and eye lesions which can cause visual impairment, including blindness.
Schistosomiasis infection is widespread in many countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, including Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zanzibar
The first symptom of the disease may be discomfort in swallowing or stiffening of the jaw and neck; this is followed by painful convulsions of the jaw and whole body, and death.
Both are fevers
Symptoms of the disease range from fever, chills, and headache to abdominal pain, vomiting, and jaundice