West Nile fever
West Nile fever is caused by the West Nile virus, which can be found in birds and is transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus can also be transmitted to humans and certain other mammals, such as horses.
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Dengue fever (breakbone fever)
Dengue fever (also known as breakbone fever) is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This virus is endemic to tropical and subtropical regions and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is reasonably common in people who have visited countries where the disease is endemic.
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Chikungunya is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This virus is endemic to tropical and subtropical regions and is transmitted by mosquitoes that bite during the day.
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Malaria is a disease caused by parasites. These parasites may enter your body when you are being bitten by a mosquito. Malaria causes fever, headache, chills and muscle ache. Malaria is seen regularly in the Netherlands, in people who have contracted the disease in the tropics or subtropics.
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The Zika virus is spread in tropical and subtropical regions by yellow fever mosquitoes, also known as dengue mosquitoes. This species is not native to the Netherlands.
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