Water-related vector-borne diseases

"Diseases transmitted by insects that depend on water for their propagation" (World Health Organization, 1988) 


World Health Organization. "Environmental Management for Vector Control: Training and Information Materials." Vector Biology and Control Division. (1988). Link: https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/envmanparta.pdf 

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Mosquitos are often cited as one of the deadliest animals in the world, causing up to one million deaths per year (WHO, 2020; CDC, 2021). They can carry and transmit a variety of diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and Zika virus; transmitting illness across the globe (Figure 1). To help decrease the burden of disease resulting from mosquitos, researchers are utilising satellite data and remote sensing models to better predict where mosquito breeding grounds may occur in the future.