How to recognize a bite of dengue and a normal mosquito?

When the rainy season comes, it comes with a lot of bacterial and viral infections. Especially comes with a lot of mosquitoes who brings dangerous disease. Mosquitoes are even famous to pass dengue, malaria, and zika virus-like dangerous diseases.

Terminating mosquitoes becomes a necessity when they spread the deadly disease. But the question arises like, “Does all mosquitoes spread deadly disease?” and the answer is No! Not all mosquitoes spread deadly diseases although all mosquitoes are so irritating and their bites are so itchy.

In all the diseases escalate by mosquito; dengue is famous widely which infects almost 400 million people every year. And almost 96 million of them suffer from serious illness due to dengue. Dengue is a painful disease and spread because of the virus dengue, carries by the Aedes species of mosquito.

How do dengue mosquitoes and their bite look like?

Dengue carrier mosquitoes (Aedes Mosquitoes) are small, dark-colored mosquitoes and have white lyre-shaped markings on legs and thorax. Aedes mosquitoes have multiple white stripes on their surface too which makes them look like a tiger. So Aedes mosquitoes are also known as tiger mosquitoes.

In this species of mosquitoes, female mosquitoes are longer than males. These mosquitoes are most active during the daytime. And mosquito bites people during dawn and dusk, especially a few hours before and 2 hours after the sunset.

Difference between dengue bites and normal mosquito bites

Dengue mosquitoes bites appear as red color bumps and are very itchy. Aedes mosquito usually bites at elbows and ankles.

Dengue bites are much redder and cause a lot more itchiness than normal mosquito bites. That is the only point where dengue mosquito bites differ from normal mosquitoes bites.

Does dengue kill people?

Dengue fever is an output of virus which dengue infected Aedes mosquito transmits in humans. The same species of mosquito also are the cause of chikungunya, zika, and yellow fever.

Note: Dengue is not developed inside the Aedes mosquito instead they work as a carrier for this virus. Aedes also get mostly infected from sucking the blood of dengue infected person. And only female mosquitoes are responsible for transferring the dengue virus.

There are four kinds of dengue virus strains available that can cause dengue. If one developed immunity against one strain, it is possible to suffer from dengue again, if other dengue strains infect us a second time.

Although dengue can be cure if a person got treatment but it can be dangerous even fatal if treated on time.

(Also Read - Difference between normal mosquito and malaria mosquito )

What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue symptoms are visible in 2-3 days of mosquito bites, but sometimes it can take one week too, to show symptoms. In the case of dengue, you may suffer from mild and severe symptoms.

Dengue Symptoms


Mild case dengue symptoms

Mild symptoms may reveal during early stages of dengue and these are

  1. Extreme headache

  2. High fever

  3. Pain in joint and muscle

  4. Nausea and vomiting

  5. The sudden appearance of red patches and vanish and again pop up

  6. Eye pain (typically behind the eye)

Severe symptoms of dengue

If you find out about dengue at an early stage and treat it you may not have to be troubled from acute symptoms. Only 1 out of 10 people suffer from acute symptoms.

  1. Bleeding from nose, mouth, and gums

  2. Vomiting blood or blood in stool

  3. Feeling tired, restless, weak pulse

  4. Belly pain or sensitive stomach (tenderness)

  5. Internal bleeding (can lead to black vomit and stool)

Prevention from dengue mosquito

  • Aedes mosquito breeds in stagnant water, so make sure to clean source of standing water so that mosquitoes can’t find any source to lay eggs.

  • Use mosquito repellent on regular basis try Pai’s Anti-mosquito repellent, it’s made by a special formula using all organic substances.

  • Wear full sleeves clothes and full pants.

  • Regularly empty and clean the container for birds.

  • Close all the doors and windows 1 hour before sunset so mosquito can’t make their way inside your home.

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  • Jul 26, 2021
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