How dangerous are mosquito bites?

August 12, 2014 3:25 PM

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Mosquito bites are often just itchy and uncomfortable, but they could lead to something much worse.

Mosquitoes are carriers for certain diseases, some of which can be deadly. In the United States, West Nile virus is the most common and dangerous mosquito-transmitted disease. Mosquitoes also transmit malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya.

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