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How can you get blood poisoning from a mosquito?

Sun, 11th May 2008

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Question

Bert, Benfleet asked:

My grandson got bitten by a mosquito just over a week ago. He got blood poisoning and could hardly walk. How could that have happened?

Answer

I think there what was happening was the mosquito was providing a route of entry to a bacterial infection. It was probably Staphylococcus aureus or strep can sometimes do that.

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