Hi I went to India and got a mosquito bite

Patient : Hi I went to India and got a mosquito bite is it diseased?
Doctor :   Hello, Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com I understand your concern. It can't be predicted whethe r you acquired malaria or other mosquito-borne diseases. If you develop any fever over the next few days, you can prophylactically take Quinine or Chloroquine for 3 days. But from a single mosquito bite, chances of getting the infection is miniscule. Hope this was helpful, Regards

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