What is an example of a vector

QUESTION POSTED AT 14/02/2020 - 01:55 PM

Answered by admin AT 14/02/2020 - 01:55 PM

A vector is an organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another. An example of a vector in biology is the mosquito, which carries the virus that causes malaria. Another example of an insect vector is the tsetse fly, which carries trypanosomes from animals to human beings. Animals such as dogs and bats can sometimes be referred to as vectors since their bite may cause transmission of viruses that cause rabies.
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Select all that apply. Which of the following actions will help you to avoid the contraction of infectious disease? practicing good hygiene avoiding contact with vectors boosting your immune system with immunizations living in a heavily wooded area

Actions that helps avoid contraction of infectious disease:

a)Practicing good hygiene
b)boosting you immune system with immunizations
c) washing hands
d) staying at home when not feeling well
e) Prepare food safely
f) practice safe sex
g) Don't share personal items
h) Travel wisely. Traveling out of the country must talk to the doctor first of any special vaccinations to be protected from any diseases or sickness.

ANSWERED AT 28/01/2020 - 12:13 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/01/2020 - 12:13 PM

Transmitting an infection to an unborn baby is an example of __________. a. vectors b. immunity c. indirect contact d. direct contact

The answer will be immunity.  

ANSWERED AT 24/01/2020 - 05:03 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 24/01/2020 - 05:03 PM

If your doctor asks you if a tick or mosquito has bitten you recently, what might she be trying to figure out? A. if you have contracted a vector-borne pathogen B. if you are infected with a blood-borne pathogen C. if you have been exposed to airborne pathogen D. if you have come in contact with a pathogen carried on surfaces

What the doctor is trying to figure out if you are asked if you have been bitten by a tick or mosquito is an infection from a blood-borne pathogen. Mosquitoes and ticks are two of the most common carriers of blood-borne pathogens. How these pathogens penetrate into our bodies is through their bites. The answer would be option B.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 11:26 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 11:26 AM

Vector contact involves contact with __________. a. an infected surface b. contaminated water c. an infected organism d. a carrier organism

The correct answer is d.

Pathogens and parasites cause vector-borne diseases in human populations. A carrier organism is something that carries a disease (aka parasites). Thus, contact with a carrier organism equates contact with the disease it's carrying.

ANSWERED AT 28/12/2019 - 12:13 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/12/2019 - 12:13 PM

If you contract a contagious illness from being bitten by a mosquito, this would be considered contraction through __________. a. airborne contact b. surface contact c. direct contact d. vector contact


If you contract a contagious illness from being bitten by a mosquito, this would be considered contraction through vector contact.

Vector contact involves carrier organism. In this case, the mosquito is the carrier of the contagious illness. The mosquito is identified as a vector, an organism that carriers a pathogen.

ANSWERED AT 21/12/2019 - 07:24 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 21/12/2019 - 07:24 AM