Parasites, allergies and shock: the dangerous bites of mosquitoes and ants

Insects often spoil our summer camping. Their bites are not only unpleasant but can be very dangerous. As told by the doctor Alexander Myasnikov to the TV channel “Russia 1”, mosquitoes carry many diseases, and harmless, it would seem that the butterfly caterpillars can cause severe Allergy, like the biting of red ants.

Among the diseases that can be transmitted through mosquito bites is malaria, which kills a million people a year, yellow fever, Dengue fever and others. In addition, mosquitoes can transmit parasite, causing filariasis.

“Filariasis clog certain lymph vessels and human being literally “inflates”, – said the doctor. – This disease is very common”.

According to him, the mosquitoes bite not all.

“the fact that there are people with a certain blood type with certain smells with certain immunities, which mosquitoes are attacking much more often, – said Myasnikov. Such people 20 percent. That is, out of 10 people 8 will suffer moderately, and the two will suffer greatly. But these two are responsible for 80 percent of the diseases that are transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes.”

According to the doctor, mosquitoes attracted to the blood of sick people, because they have violated the biochemical composition of blood.

the Greater danger may be red ants.

“They have a special poison. They have a few varieties of components of toxins, which sometimes cause reactions until paralysis. Again, hemolytic anemia, when blood cells are destroyed, and severe renal insufficiency,” – said Myasnikov.

Not so harmless caterpillar to butterfly: touching them, you can get skin irritation from their hairs, right down to the burn.

“It’s called lepidopterism. If you’re touching the caterpillars or butterflies, you have either an allergic reaction or petechial rash, sweatth that begin to break down platelets – said Myasnikov. And it’s dangerous! It can be a shock, it is possible to shock with respiratory failure and pressure drop”.

experts have Previously warned of the dangers of tick-borne encephalitis: the mites are found even in Moscow parks. Previously it was thought that to get in Moscow only in two areas – Dmitrovsky and Taldomsky. But recent discoveries by Russian scientists have radically changed these perceptions. The first in the history of the capital, the seat of encephalitis found in the Park Krylatskoye.