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I got bit by a mosquito which had white spots on its back. what is the possibility of me getting dengue or malaria? what are the preventions?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Depends: on where you are and if malaria or dengue is endemic and the type of mosquito that bit you

Answered 8/22/2014

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Mosquito: You are probably referring to Aedes albopictus (asian Tiger). These were brought to the US. They bit anytime (and start in the afternoon) -they do transmit equine encephalitis. With regard to dengue/malaria - your risk will depend on whether it is endemic where you live

Answered 8/22/2014

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