Simple joy of relaxing and feeling touch of cool breeze outdoor is hard to beat. But there is one thing everybody hates. They are small and slow, they bite, and the bite then itches leaving red welts. Yes! Those spoilers are none other than small bugs particularly mosquitoes.

 

Other than this annoying factor, there is also some life threatening diseases these little creatures spread. They carry some of bacteria’s and viruses causing malaria, dengue, West Nile and yellow fever. There are a lot of misconceptions about mosquitoes.

 

Here is an inclusive list of the most common myths that people have about mosquitoes.

 

Myth #1

Both male and female mosquitoes bite and feed on human blood.

 

Fact

No! Only the female mosquito bites. The protein from the blood is use to develop female eggs, so she feeds on blood to take protein. Male mosquitoes feed on the nectar that comes from flower.

 

Myth #2

Mosquito dies after she feeds on blood.

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Fact

Female mosquito bites again and again. They are capable of biting more than once. This is how they transmit disease. A female will typically bites on four separate occasions to pass disease on.

 

Myth #3

The more blood they feed on, the bigger the welt.

 

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Fact

The size of welt has nothing to do with amount of blood mosquito draw. It just depends upon how your immune system responds to saliva that has been injected in your skin.

 

Myth #4

All mosquitoes carry diseases.

 

Fact

Only fresh water species pose potential health risk to humans.

 

Myth #5

Mosquito are capable of transmitting HIV virus.

 

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Fact

There is no any scientific evidence to support this statement. They cannot transmit HIV virus form human t human. The virus that causes AIDS is broken down after digestion in stomach without being passed on.

 

Protect yourself from mosquitoes. Tell us about some mosquito myths you know?

 

 

 

 

 



AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS is a medical condition that weakens the immune system, making people more vulnerable to infections and diseases and appears in advanced stages of HIV infection.
 
HIV infection causes AIDS to develop hence people with HIV usually develop AIDS if proper treatment is not given. This allows HIV infection to progress and eventually it will develop into AIDS in most cases. HIV virus can be transmitted to other people through blood-to-blood and sexual contact. It can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, and contaminated hypodermic needles.
 
AIDS
Many people with HIV may not show symptoms for years. Others may develop certain symptoms after few weeks of catching the virus. Symptoms of early HIV infection may include:
  • Chills
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle ache
  • Sweats (particularly at night)
  • Enlarged glands
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Blurred Vision
  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • White spots on the tongue or mouth
There are many misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. AIDS/HIV is that the virus CANNOT  transmitted from shaking hands, hugging, sneezing, touching unbroken skin, using the same toilet, sharing towels or by sharing cutlery.
Anti-HIV tests are performed to diagnose the HIV virus. HIV testing can identify infection in the early stages allowing the patient to use preventive drugs that slow the rate at which the virus replicates, delaying the development of AIDS.
 
There is yet no cure for HIV/AIDS. Treatments can slow the course of the disease – some infected people can live a long and relatively healthy life but the development of numerous infections in an AIDS patient can ultimately lead to death.