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does a bite from a mosquito that carries chinkunguya look different than a normal bite? how to tell the difference?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Identical: The bite from an infected mosquito looks the same as from a non-infected one. That is why insect repellant, long sleeves and netting are important. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Answered on May 23, 2016

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Insect repellents: Long sleeve shirts, long pants, insect sprays. Please check cdc.gov/chikungunya. No vaccine yet.
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Variable: While these viral infections may cause muscle aches, fever and fatigue, quite often there are no symptoms at all.
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Bite: After which the usual incubation is 2-3 days.
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This is difficult: This is hard to do without experience and training. Most insect bites are benign and will appear as red bumps, swollen, warm to the touch but not pai ... Read More
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