Vaccine for mosquito disease will not be available for next 10 years

Deputy director of Ministry of Health Malaysia said vaccine for mosquito disease still not be available for the next 5 to 10 years. Public needs to be more alert to cut down of mosquito breeding. Singapore and Vietnam now is working hard to develop vaccine to cure mosquito disease.

He mentioned, if we manage to develop vaccine, we need to do more testing on effectiveness and safeness before release officially so in short period of time, vaccine is impossible to be developed.

He also mentioned, in our country, Malaysia, has now reported 26446 cases of Dengue Fever this year and causing 64 people died, among of them, 64% of reported Dengue Fever and 74% of high risk mosquito breeding area is in Klang river.

With the effort of Ministry of Health, Dengue Fever has been successfully been cut down for the past 3 weeks and we have set a 7 strategies to cut down Dengue Fever start from now to the year of 2013.

He finally mentioned, Dengue Fever is affecting 25 billion people worldwide especially in Africa, South of America, Middle East, South East Asia and Asia Pacific country.

1 comment:

Lester said...

As mosquito disease now is worldwide issue and killing more than millions people every year, every people should understand more type of mosquito disease available today and always take prevention from mosquitoes. Here are the type of mosquito disease with summary, hopefully the below will bring more alerts and awreness to public.

- Caused by parasite carried from person to person by Anopheles mosquito.
- Anopheles mosquito is active during the night.
- Symptoms of Malaria are fever, headache, malaise, chills, muscle ache, joint pain, nausea and vomiting. Sweating also usually present. These symptoms can be appeared from 10- 15 days and it may continue up to a month or longer.
- There are 500 million cases with more than 1 million deaths reported every year by World Health Organization (WHO), most of the deaths are children and pregnant women.
- Country affected by Malaria is Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Europe whereby Africa is the most reported in Malaria disease.

Dengue Fever
- Caused by one of the four Dengue viruses and transmitted from infected person to another.
- Transmits by Aedes mosquito.
- Symptoms of Dengue are sudden high fever, severe headache, eyes pain, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting and no appetite. Symptoms usually appear from 3- 14 days after infection bite. Dengue infection may progress up to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever where the blood vessel starts to leak and causing bleeding from nose, mouth and gums. Without prompt treatment, the blood vessel can collapse, shock and death.
- Two fifth of the population are at risk and this disease is a leading cause of serious illness and death to children in some Asia countries.
- There are 50 million cases with 12,500 deaths reported every year by World Health Organization (WHO)
- Dengue Fever is common in most tropical and sub tropical countries such as Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia and Africa.

Yellow Fever
- Is a tropical disease caused by Yellow Fever virus.
- Transmits by Aedes mosquito.
- 2 types of Yellow Fever: Jungle Yellow Fever and Urban Yellow Fever.
- Jungle Yellow Fever is a disease caused by monkey. People get Jungle Yellow Fever when they get bitten by mosquitoes that infected by monkeys. Jungle Yellow Fever usually occurs for those working in the tropical rain forests. For Urban Yellow Fever is a disease from infected person to another.
- Aedes mosquito usually breeding in discarded tyres, oil drums, flower pots, or water containers.
- Symptoms of Yellow Fever are fever, muscle pain, loss appetite, nausea, headache, shiver and vomiting. Symptoms appear from 3- 6 days after infection bite. Usually patient will recover after few days but in some cases, fever reappear and causing jaundice and internal bleeding. 50% of the cases, patient died within 10- 14 days.
- There are 200,000 cases with 30,000 deaths reported every year by World Health Organization (WHO)
- Yellow Fever is found in Africa and South America.

West Nile Encephalitis
- West Nile Encephalitis is causing by West Nile virus where acquire from wild birds such as crows, blue jays, gray jays, magpies and ravens.
- West Nile Encephalitis usually transmits by ‘Culex Pipiens’ or ‘Culex Restuans’ mosquito and it occurs during warm whether when mosquito populations are active.
- Symptoms for West Nile Encephalitis are headache, fever, neck stiffness, body ache, muscle pain, skin rash and high risk of death. Symptoms usually appear from 2- 14 days after infection bite.
- West Nile Encephalitis is widely reported in Africa, Australia, Europe, West Asia and Middle East.

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