What is Encephalitis?
Encephalitis is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever and headaches.
What is a Mosquito?
Mosquitoes are insects. Like other insects, they are invertebrate animals with three main body parts: the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Click the button to put a mosquito together.
The antennae, the eyes and the mouth parts are found in the head, whereas the legs and wings are found in the thorax. Mosquitoes bite because they need a blood meal to develop their eggs, therefore, only female mosquitoes bite.
Is There a Vaccine?
No vaccine is available so the best protection is avoiding mosquito bites. Read below to learn how.
How Can I Avoid Getting It?
Preventing mosquito bites will keep you from getting the disease.
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