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what kind of diseases can you get from mosquitoes? do all of them carry disease?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not all carry dz: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis.
Answered on May 4, 2015

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