What are vectors of parasites?

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Biology

Vectors of a parasite are organisms able to transport the parasite during stages of its life cycle mediating the infection of other hosts. For example, the mosquito Aedes aegypti is the vector of the dengue virus; triatomine bugs are vectors of the Trypanosoma cruzi, protozoan that causes Chagas’ disease; mice are vectors of leptospira, bacteria that cause leptospirosis.

 

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Dipti KC
May 29, 2023
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