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Can insect bites cause parasitic infections?

Insect bites are a common cause of parasitic infections. The bite of infected mosquitoes and certain types of flies can cause the condition by injecting parasites into the skin. When insects introduce a parasite into a person's body, they are referred to as the vector. Malaria, heartworm, and African sleeping sickness are examples of parasitic infections that are caused by insect bites.

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