August 20th annually marks the World Mosquito Day. This day commemorates the association between mosquitoes and malaria transmission in the late 19th century. This association paved the way for prevention and control measures, drastically reducing the transmission of malaria or even leading to the elimination of malaria in many parts of the world. Mosquitoes also transmit other diseases like dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, etc.
Climate change is now leading to increased spread of mosquitoes because the areas becoming warmer are now allowing for survival and breeding of mosquitoes increasing the risk of spread of the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
We at the ISID believe in raising awareness and sharing the latest research on infectious diseases. In addition, as educational webinars give up to date information on the spread of infectious diseases on a global scale particularly in low resource settings.