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Can mosquito bites cause fever?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
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In brief: No

Mosquito bites, by themselves, should not cause fever. Bites become "inflamed" commonly (not infected) and can be red and a bit swollen, but again no fever. True "infection" is quite uncommon.
That said, mosquitoes, in certain parts of the world, can transmit all kinds of infections which can cause fever: malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, are all spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.

In brief: No

Mosquito bites, by themselves, should not cause fever. Bites become "inflamed" commonly (not infected) and can be red and a bit swollen, but again no fever. True "infection" is quite uncommon.
That said, mosquitoes, in certain parts of the world, can transmit all kinds of infections which can cause fever: malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, are all spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Skeeter syndrome

One type of localized allergic reaction to a mosquito bite is called Skeeter Syndrome.
Reaction to polypeptides in the mosquito's saliva can cause inflammation (red, swollen, tender), swelling & sometimes fever.

In brief: Skeeter syndrome

One type of localized allergic reaction to a mosquito bite is called Skeeter Syndrome.
Reaction to polypeptides in the mosquito's saliva can cause inflammation (red, swollen, tender), swelling & sometimes fever.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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