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Can you get malaria if any mosquito bites you?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No!

Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an area where there is malaria, and the right type of mosquito, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected.
Still, do not just take your chances, as malaria is a deadly, and completely preventable disease.

In brief: No!

Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an area where there is malaria, and the right type of mosquito, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected.
Still, do not just take your chances, as malaria is a deadly, and completely preventable disease.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an area where there is malaria, and the right type of mosquito, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected.
Still, do not just take your chances, as malaria is a deadly, and completely preventable disease.

In brief: No!

Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an area where there is malaria, and the right type of mosquito, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected.
Still, do not just take your chances, as malaria is a deadly, and completely preventable disease.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mosquitos

No. Certain countries have certain strains of mosquitoes that carry certain kinds of mosquitoes.
In the US, mosquitoes do not normally transmit malaria.

In brief: Mosquitos

No. Certain countries have certain strains of mosquitoes that carry certain kinds of mosquitoes.
In the US, mosquitoes do not normally transmit malaria.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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