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Where am I more likely to be bitten by a malaria infected mosquito?

Where am I more likely to be bitten by a malaria infected mosquito?

Tropical climates: The types of mosquitos that carry the malarial parasite are quite rare in the continental United States, and are typically found in hot and muggy climates, especially in the rain forest. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Where am I more likely to be bitten by a west nile virus infected mosquito?

Where am I more likely to be bitten by a west nile virus infected mosquito?

Unovered skin: Not covered skin is unprotected. Use hats, long sleeves, long pants, shirts covering back, glasses. Areas were mosquitos live and near ponds, lakes, sea. ...Read more

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If you got bit by different mosquitoes both carrying dengue in same week, would that be considered "reoccurrence" ? Not infected, just curious

If you got bit by different mosquitoes both carrying dengue in same week, would that be considered "reoccurrence" ? Not infected, just curious

No: It takes 3 to 14 days incubation before onset of symptoms. Usual course of symptoms is a week. Because of relation to Zika there is increased investment in GMO mosquitoes which can eliminate the mosquito vector. We now have the weapon to really stop dengue, zika, and yellow fever. ...Read more

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Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses that I can get by getting bitten by mosquitoes in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before biting me?

Almost none: Mosquito borne infections are extremely rare in the US, especially urban areas. You can look at websites of your local or state health department (or phone them) to see if there are any current, rare outbreaks of mosquito borne problems in your area, but probably not. No worries! ...Read more

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If I have been bitten by an unvaccinated dog, the wound could be rabies infective for people around me after 4 hours, even if I washed it with soap?

If I have been bitten by an unvaccinated dog, the wound could be rabies infective for people around me after 4 hours, even if I washed it with soap?

Dog bite: Rabies is almost invariably fatal, so a dog bite is something to take seriously and address immediately. If the dog has not been vaccinated, the most prudent thing to do is either call your local health department or go to the nearest emergency room. You will need to receive both rabies immunoglobulin and also a Rabies Vaccine series. It is highly unlikely that anyone around you can be infected ...Read more

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Yes,I live in an area which has had a red flag for dengue,i managed to catch the mosquito in a jar,would it do any good?If i got bitten by it

Yes,I live in an area which has had a red flag for dengue,i managed to catch the mosquito in a jar,would it do any good?If i got bitten by it

Not sure if you: can catch *all* the mosquitoes into the jar and avoid getting bitten, but all it takes is 1 infected mosquito. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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The first 4 days after being bitten by an unvaccinated dog, could my saliva be infective of rabies to people or animals?

The first 4 days after being bitten by an unvaccinated dog, could my saliva be infective of rabies to people or animals?

Probably not: The chance that the dog had rabies is low, and for you to have a viral load high enough (even if the dog were rabid) to infect someone within 4 days is very very very low. ...Read more

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If i were to get bitten by a bed bug, would the bite mark itch?

If i were to get bitten by a bed bug, would the bite mark itch?

Often -yes: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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I have a red, tough area on my leg, around what used to be a bug bite. I'm worried it might be infected?

I have a red, tough area on my leg, around what used to be a bug bite. I'm worried it might be infected?

Possible: Especially if you have been scratching the area. Best to see a doctor for exam and treatment. Try to use good antibacterial soap and do not touch the area ...Read more

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I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can

I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was  extremely painful  and the reaction  (fever, swelling,  & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can

Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read more

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How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?

How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?

Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. ...Read more