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Your health guide on Vector Borne Diseases

What is Vector Borne diseases?

Types and list of vector borne diseases

Here’s a list of some examples of vector-borne diseases, divided according to their vectors.

Vector

Disease caused

Type of pathogen

Mosquito (Aedes)

Chikungunya

Virus

Mosquito (Aedes)

Dengue

Virus

Mosquito (Aedes)

Lymphatic filariasis

Parasite

Mosquito (Aedes)

Rift Valley fever

Virus

Mosquito (Aedes)

Yellow Fever

Virus

Mosquito (Aedes)

Zika

Virus

Mosquito (Anopheles)

Lymphatic filariasis

Parasite

Mosquito (Anopheles)

Malaria

Parasite

Mosquito (Culex)

Japanese encephalitis

Virus

Mosquito (Culex)

Lymphatic filariasis

Parasite

Mosquito (Culex)

West Nile fever

Virus

Aquatic snails

Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis)

Parasite

Blackflies

Onchocerciasis (river blindness)

Parasite

Fleas

Plague (transmitted from rats to humans)

Bacteria

Fleas

Tungiasis

Ecto parasite

Lice

Typhus

Bacteria

Lice

Louse-borne relapsing fever

Bacteria

Sandflies

Leishmaniasis

Bacteria

Sandflies

Sandfly fever (Phlebotomus fever)

Virus

Ticks

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Virus

Ticks

Lyme disease

Bacteria

Ticks

Relapsing fever (borreliosis)

Bacteria

Ticks

Rickettsia diseases (eg: spotted fever and Q fever)

Bacteria

Ticks

Tick-borne encephalitis

Virus

Ticks

Tularemia

Bacteria

Triatome bugs

Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)

Parasite

Tsetse flies

Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)

Parasite

5 vector borne diseases in India

Prevention of vector borne diseases

Treatment costs for vector borne diseases in India

If unfortunately, you or a family member are infected with any vector borne diseases, here is an approximate on what treatment costs could look like in India for the same.

To get an idea about the same, let’s take a look at the two most common vector borne diseases in India, i.e. Malaria and Dengue Fever. 

Malaria costs – diagnosis, hospital room rent and doctor’s fee 

Zone A Cities (i.e. Mumbai, and New Delhi) Zone B Cities (i.e. Bangalore, Pune Hyderabad and others) Zone C Cities (i.e. Indore, Agra, Aurangabad, etc)
Medical test to diagnose Malaria Rs 200 - Rs 850 Rs 170 - Rs 850 Rs 150 - Rs 450
Hospital room rent (per day)
A. General ward Rs 1432 Rs 1235 Rs 780
B. Semiprivate ward Rs 4072 Rs 3097 Rs 1530
C. Private ward Rs 5206 Rs 4879 Rs 2344
Doctor’s fee (average price for one-time visit during hospitalization) Rs 1076 Rs 688 Rs 727

Dengue Fever costs – diagnosis, hospital room rent and doctor’s fee

Zone A Cities (i.e. Mumbai, and New Delhi) Zone B Cities (i.e. Bangalore, Pune Hyderabad and others) Zone C Cities (i.e. Indore, Agra, Aurangabad, etc)
Medical test to diagnose Dengue Fever (Dengue IgG test) Rs 823 – Rs 2500 Rs 817- Rs 3600 Rs 700 – Rs 1800
Hospital room rent (per day)
A. General ward Rs 1432 Rs 1235 Rs 780
B. Semiprivate ward Rs 4072 Rs 3097 Rs 1530
C. Private ward Rs 5206 Rs 4879 Rs 2344
Doctor’s fee (average price for one-time visit during hospitalization) Rs 1076 Rs 688 Rs 727

Note: On an average, when you add up all expenses (and based on the number of days you have to be hospitalized, and the severity of your condition and the medicines prescribed to you) treatment for dengue fever and malaria can cost up to Rs 25,000 to Rs 75,000. 

Disclaimer: The above are costs are only approximate average costs and can still differ based on the severity of your health condition, city you live in and the hospital you choose to get treated in.  

Source: Medifee

Health Insurance for vector borne diseases in India

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