Burlington Travel Clinic

Mosquitoes & Insects

mosquito bites - symptoms and causes below

Scratching bites can lead to infection. Mosquitoes can carry certain diseases, such as the West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. The mosquito obtains a virus or parasite by biting an infected person or animal.

Seek emergency medical treatment right away if you notice any of the following symptoms after a mosquito bite: a fever of 101°F (38.3°C) or higher. rash. conjunctivitis, or eye redness.