Vector | Open Access Journals

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-4559

Open Access


A vector is a living organism that transmits an infectious agent to a human or other animal, from an infected animal. Vectors are often arthropods, such as mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, lice etc. Vector transmitted diseases are termed vector transmitted diseases. Many vector-borne diseases are zoonotic diseases, that is, diseases that can be directly or indirectly transmitted between animals and humans. These include, for example, Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile virus, Leishmaniose and haemorrhagic fever from Crimea-Congo. Many vector transmitted diseases in the European Union are regarded as emerging infectious diseases. A disease first occurring in a population or that may have existed earlier but is increasing rapidly in incidence or geographical range. Some vectors can shift considerable distances. This may impact vector-borne zoonotic disease transmission ranges. For example, vectors can be introduced into new geographic areas with, Human travel, and international trade, Animal movement, for example cattle, Migratory fowls, Changing farming practices or just the wind.

High Impact List of Articles
Conference Proceedings

Relevant Topics in Clinical Sciences

arrow_upward arrow_upward