Tropical diseases

Tropical diseases

  • Dengue

It is a viral disease that leads to urban fever and in most cases with benign evolution. It occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, where environmental conditions favor the development of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The contamination occurs through the bite of Aedes aegypti female infected.

  • Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is an infectious viral disease that occurs in South America and Africa. The jungle yellow fever is transmitted by the bite of mosquito of the genus Haemagogus. When an individual becomes infected in the forests, the person can return to the city, serving as a source of infection for Aedes aegypti (mosquito that transmits dengue fever), the main transmitter of urban yellow fever.

  • Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by Leptospira (bacteria) which is present in mouse’s urine. In flooding, the urine of rats, found in sewers and manholes, mixes with the flood and mud. Anyone who gets into contact with contaminated water or mud can become infected. Leptospira enters the body through the skin, especially if there’s an injury or scratch.

  • Schistosomiasis

In Brazil it is popularly known as “xistose”, “water belly” or “disease of the snails.” The disease occurs when there is contact with contaminated water. Freshwater environments with little current or places with standing water (ponds) used for activities such as swimming, fishing, laundry or the planting of crops irrigated with the presence of snails infected with S. mansoni, are the appropriate places to acquire schistosomiasis