Name any three diseases transmitted through vectors.

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Examples of diseases transmitted through vectors are dengue fever, malaria, and Lyme disease.

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Vector is the pathogen that acts as a vehicle or transport medium to transmit infectious agents to other living organisms. The illnesses caused by vectors are called vector-borne diseases.

Vector-borne diseases are caused by the transmission of an infection to humans and other animals by blood-feeding anthropods such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.

For example, Mosquitos are the vector of Chikungunya disease caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Dengue caused by Dengue virus (DENV), Zika fever caused by Zika virus, and Malaria caused by Plasmodium. Vectors are the anthropods that act as a host for viruses.]

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