The Disease Carrying Agents are called

  • Pathogens
  • Symptoms
  • Vectors
  • None of above
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 2nd April 2015 in Health & Fitness.
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Answer: Vectors

The disease carrying agents are called Vectors. Vectors borne diseases are illnesses caused by an infectious microbe that is transmitted to vertebrates by another animal usually an arthropod. In case of some infectious agents, vectors are only capable of transmitting the disease during a certain time period. Infection may be transmitted by direct contact, indirect contact or vectors.

Pathogens are biological infectious agents that causes disease to its host i.e. animal or plant. Pathogens has ability to infect biological Kingdoms of all unicellular organisms.

In short, “Pathogens are disease causing agents and Vectors are responsible to carry them from one body to another.

Some germs rely on insect carriers – such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice or ticks – to move from host to host. These carriers are known as vectors.

Most common Vector borne diseases affecting people and their vectors are: malaria-anopheles mosquitoes, dengue and chikungunya- aedis mosquitoes, Leishmaniasis- sandflies, trypanosomiasis- flies and bugs, West Nile disease- mosquitoes, filariasis – mosquitoes, encephalitis- mosquitoes and tick, yellow fever- mosquito, plague- flies, lyme disease- ticks etc.

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 5th April 2015.
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