Disease from misquitios

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
July 14, 2007 8:12pm CST
Okay everyone what is the disease that we get from misquito bites? I cant for the life of me think of it. And lyme disease is what we get from ticks right? I hate when I know something but cant remember it. And its driving me nuts.LOL Not that Im already nuts.hahahahah So please whats the answer?
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Dengue Fever maybe? My Uncle got dengue fever and was rushed to hawaii for treatment (we were in Samoa at the time). It was pretty serious and he did pull through it!
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Not sure on the spelling but it was because of mosquito bites i was told!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Oh I never heard of that. Thanks
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
15 Jul 07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever heres a link from wikipedia if you want to know more! So it's not dengue fever then? i wonder what it is if it's not malaria, now you got me curious too LOL
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
The disease you get from mosquitos is called west nile virus. I think you can get malaria to but its rare. And yes, the deer tick causes lyme disease.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
check out these websites http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007186.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001319.htm
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
oops I forgot one... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000621.htm
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Oh thankyou so much now I remember it.LOL Again thankyou.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I think it is malaria..don't you hate it when you can't remember something..like it is on the tip of my tongue but I just can't spit it out..
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I know and my husband doesnt know either.hahahahha
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 07
I really don't know actually I didn't even know that you could get a disease from them When you find out will you let me know lol
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Its west nile virus. Did you ever hear of it?
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 07
Nope I certainly haven't and I never knew that
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Maleria, Faileria, dengu, west nile virus and so many and it depends o the geographical location where the mosquitos from and what kind of mosquitos are they. Some friend here gave a website what i want to check right away that would be great for us...
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
18 Jul 07
It was west nile virus thats what I was trying to think of.LOL Oh silly me!
@vasimb (244)
• India
15 Jul 07
I think malaria is the most common disease caused by mosquito bites. Dengue is also caused by the mosquito bites. But its very rare espescially in my country, i dont know about other countries.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
18 Jul 07
It was west nile virus and Im from the US. Thanks
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Jul 07
West Niles virus....That's why the big hoopla to make sure there aren't any puddles of water that remain too long, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I know its amazing the diseases they can carry.
• Canada
15 Jul 07
I think that malaria is the disease that most people think of, but the modern West Nile Virus is a pretty scary disease said to be transmitted through the mosquito. Here's a site I was prompted to look up just because of the topic in this thread...it's kind of spooky - there are a LOT of sicknesses that mosquitoes can spread. Here's the site: mosquitobuzz.com Malaria, Encephalitis, West Nile Virus. YUCK - the frontpage says that mosquitoes kill from 2 to 3 million people per year... I'm kind of creeped out now haha Thanks for the thread...I'm going to go close all my windows now - I don't care that it is 32 degrees celcius out and I'm COOKED already, even sitting in shorts, T-Shirt and sandals lol
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Yes thankyou NewbieHelper Your right it is really scary. Thanks for sharing that with me.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Are you thinking of the West Nile Virus? It's really bad if you get it. My mother in law had it a couple of years ago and it took her about a year or more to totally get over it! Yes, lyme disease is from ticks...ewww!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Yes Im thinking of West Nile Virus your right. thankyou and Im glad your mother in law is okay.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I'm responding from the friend notification, so I can't tell if someone has already answered. It is called malaria.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Okay thankyou so much.