How do you know if you have a mosquito borne illness?

If you get a bite from a mosquito that’s carrying this virus, you probably won’t have any symptoms. Some people, though, get fever, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or a rash. You need to watch out for rare complications, like the brain infections called encephalitis or meningitis.

What diseases do mosquitoes carry in Jamaica?

Dengue is a viral infection caused by four types of viruses (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4) belonging to the Flaviviridae family. The viruses are transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus female mosquitoes that feed both indoors and outdoors during the daytime (from dawn to dusk).

What are the symptoms of Zika?


  • Fever.
  • Rash.
  • Headache.
  • Joint pain.
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Muscle pain.

Is Zika virus still in Jamaica?

Jamaica has a history of previous Zika Virus transmission. There is currently no evidence of an ongoing Zika Virus outbreak.

What is the most common mosquito-borne disease?

Dengue is the most prevalent viral infection transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. More than 3.9 billion people in over 129 countries are at risk of contracting dengue, with an estimated 96 million symptomatic cases and an estimated 40,000 deaths every year.

What diseases can you get from Jamaica?

The list it has provided includes hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever and the most recent cases of the Zika virus. Hepatitis A may be caught throughout the country, through contaminated water and food.

What diseases does Jamaica have?

The following mosquito borne diseases have been detected in Jamaica.

  • Zika virus.
  • Dengue fever.
  • Malaria.
  • Chikungunya.

How long can coronavirus symptoms last?

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems. Most people who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks.

What are the warning signs of Covid-19?

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headache.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.

Can I go to Jamaica pregnant?

Women who are pregnant: Should not travel to any area of Jamaica below 6,500 feet (see map). If you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your doctor first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites( during your trip.

How common is Zika virus in Jamaica?

As of EW 33 of 2017, a total of 12 probable and 60 suspected cases of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection were reported by the Jamaica health authorities to PAHO/WHO. 1 Of these, 62 had microcephaly or severe microcephaly.