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If I’m bitten by an Aedes mosquito, will I automatically get sick with Zika or one of the other diseases?
- Not all mosquitoes carry diseases. Most people who are bitten by an Aedes or any other mosquito will not get sick or if they are bitten by an infected mosquito they will have only mild symptoms.
- Symptoms for several mosquito-borne illnesses include headache, rash, fever, joint pain. If you have symptoms and you are concerned about them or if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, you should check with your healthcare provider.
- Only a blood or urine test can confirm for certain if you have been infected with Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.