Vectors of diseases

Vectors of diseases


Many species of insects transmit diseases in humans and animals, while some are blood suckers that cause pain, irritation and allergies.  Sometimes, the arthropod borne diseases reach epidemic proportions when vector control becomes as important as the disease itself.  Detail studies of biology, seasonal history and transmission capacities of these vectors are very important for devising effective control strategies. The following vectors are described here:

Click on the vector name to open the detailed account.

About the author

Dr. Girish Chandra administrator

Dr. Girish Chandra, retired Professor from Delhi University, has been teaching zoology for over 40 years and conducting research in insect taxonomy and pest control, particularly biological control and integrated pest management.