When it comes to mosquitoes and the diseases that they carry, there is a certain risk for infection that you are prone to. In the twenty first century outbreaks of mosquitoes born diseases in the United States have continued. You can protect yourself from this by regularly changing the water in bird baths, repairing leaky faucets and hoses, as well as many other things in particular.
- Mosquito-borne disease has played an important role in U.S. history. Yellow fever epidemics decimated port cities from Boston to Pensacola between 1668 and 1905.
- Malaria had a major dampening effect on the economic development of the U.S., especially in the south and mid-Atlantic regions, from 1850 through the early 1900s.
- Recently, the Zika virus made the jump from Africa through Asia and Micronesia into the New World. The threat of the Zika virus on our doorstep has become an important part of the U.S. political landscape in the 21st century.
“Mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a significant global human health risk. Throughout much of modern America, mosquitoes are infrequent visitors in our homes. However, they are all around us.”