National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Insect Bites and Stings is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Most insect bites are harmless, though they feel unpleasant. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also transmit diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria. These diseases mainly are a risk for travelers outside the United States.
To prevent insect bites and their complications
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)