Infections from Mosquito Bites

Infections from Mosquito Bites

The best way to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes and other insects is not to be in their presence. However, if you are in the area and become exposed, there are some steps you can take to limit the effects of mosquito bites.

 Female mosquitos bite humans to consume blood. In doing so, they cause irritation and swelling but can also transmit some extremely harmful and sometimes fatal diseases.

They can also cause harmful allergic reactions in some people. Avoiding mosquito bites is the first step in preventing mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. Mosquitoes can carry certain diseases, such as West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever.

The mosquito obtains a virus or parasite by biting an infected person or animal. Then, when biting you, the mosquito can transfer that virus or parasite to you through its saliva.

West Nile and encephalitis viruses are found in the United States. Dengue fever has been reported in several southern states and Hawaii. Other diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever, are far more common in tropical areas of the world.

 Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is spread through mosquito bites and is more common in areas of increased mosquito activity. It is endemic to parts of Asia and the Torres Strait region of Australia

Prevention is always better than cure, you can use any Mozzigear products to ensure you don't get bitten and an application that is safe for you and your family. Mozzigear if 100% plant based and Deet Free, this enables the family to be protected from mosquitoes naturally and keeps your loved ones safe.