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Is West Nile Virus the same as Malaria?


Do you think West Nile Virus (mainly found in United States) the same as Malaria which is found mainly in sub-Saharan Africa?

 

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    chepkoluumugulel 5 years ago

    Thanks Dr. Pooja. So it all comes down to the family species of the arthropod(s) responsible for transmission. I had not heard of Japanese encephalitis. That must be a medical term. Does it have another name? Interesting indeed.

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    chepkoluumugulel 5 years ago

    I am struggling to believe that they are different. There are four types of malaria in US; ‘Airport’, Mosquito-borne, Congenital, and Transfusion-Transmitted malaria. I agree that these are rare nowadays only about 1,500 are diagnosed each year - CDC


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    chepkoluumugulel 5 years ago

    The reason why I am thinking they are kind of the same is that they are both infectious diseases and they are both spread by mosquitoes. That is where my confusion is. So West Nile Virus reached USA from where? Where did it first start?


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