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Mosquito borne infections

Mosquito borne infections - Symptoms

Most people do not become sick after a mosquito bite; the most common reaction is local reaction with rash and itch. However, as mentioned above, infections can be transmitted from mosquitoes. Some people may develop mild and short-term illnesses. Rarely, some infections can result in severe illness and death. Mosquito bite marks are not always evident. 

Common symptoms of mosquito bite infections include:
  • Fever
  • Skin rash  
  • Bone, joint, or eye pain 
  • Headache 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Vomiting
  • Red eyes 
Other more severe symptoms, depending on the type of infection include: 
  • Bleeding from nose, gum, skin, vomit and urine   
  • Persistent vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Fatigue or restlessness  
  • Reduced consciousness or confusion 
  • Cold or clammy extremities 
  • Dehydration – decreased urination, dry mouth or lips, light-headedness 
For pregnant women, Zika infection during pregnancy has been associated with birth defects. 

If you develop severe symptoms and suspect a mosquito borne infection, you should visit your doctor right away. 

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