From Outbreak News Today
March 15, 2019
Five years ago, Bill Gates wrote in his blog that the deadliest animal in the world is the mosquito. When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close.
According to the World Health Organization, about 725,000 people are killed every year by mosquito-borne diseases.
In an update of a post from 2015, I will go over 18 parasitic and viral infections that humans can contract from a mosquito bite.
Jamestown Canyon virus
Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen that circulates widely in North America, primarily between deer and a variety of mosquito species, but can also infect humans. Since 2000, more than 50 human cases of JCV have been identified nationally.
Most infections caused by Jamestown Canyon Virus are either asymptomatic or result in a mild febrile illness, but more serious central nervous system complications, including meningitis and encephalitis, can also occur. There is no specific treatment for JCV, and care is supportive until symptoms resolve.