what is transmitted through mosquito bite?

India
March 31, 2007 10:41am CST
is it really the blood that is transmitted or any organisms?
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• United States
31 Mar 07
Organisms like viruses can be transmitted via the blood through mosquito bites. Examples are malaria and dengue viruses. Thus, when you get bitten by a virus-containing mosquito that can infect you, then the organisms being carried by the blood of the mosquito will be transferred to you, will then go to your blood, and breed/multiply in your system. That's how it goes. Happy myLotting!
• United States
31 Mar 07
Oh, I'm sorry, malaria is a parasite. Therefore, these organisms may be transmitted to us via mosquito bite to our blood. I have to read more of the medical stuff I have learned from school once again. Thanks for the discussion!
• United States
14 May 07
The female Anopholes mosquito carries the parasite that causes malaria infections . The parasite travels from infected human blood into the mosquito's gut, up to its salivary glands, and is then transmitted to the next human as the parasite moves through its complex life cycle forms. Therefore, Malaria is caused by a parasite, but the female Anophelines mosquito is the vector (carrier) of the parasite.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
31 Mar 07
well, the mosqueto that bites you it transmits bacteria that act to stop the blood coagulating. In doing this they may inadvertantly pass on to the person that is bitten, malaria. blessed be