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Where Am I More Likely To Be Bitten By A Malaria Infected Mosquito
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
Possible but unlikel: Tis is possible but not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you got bit by different mosquitoes both carrying dengue in same week, would that be considered "reoccurrence" ? Not infected, just curious
Can a louse fly spread any diseases to humans? My mother was bitten by one and broke out in a rash. Is that an allergy or something more serious?
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
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
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
The first 4 days after being bitten by an unvaccinated dog, could my saliva be infective of rabies to people or animals?
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a black widow bite cause a feeling of a shin splint up the leg?
What should be done, if anything? I think a received a bite from a spider, but this one is much more painful then anything i've experienced in the past. (i recently discovered we have bla
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
I have an on-going undiagnosed infection. I had original insect bite in West Africa in 2007, which turned into a chancre, then a rash-type area. ?
Leishmaniasis: Read up on this. It sounds like this could be it. ...Read more
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