There is an influx of a new mosquito bite disease name Chikungunya which causes a 5 day fever and joint pain for a much longer period. St. Louis is on the alert for this at the moment. There is no specific treatment available should you be stricken but some medicines may reduce the symptons.
Mosquito control is the best prevention, and this control is best done by local city spraying. It is also said that another way to avoid these mosquitos is to avoid being bitten. Well good luck with that. Hopefully our local municipalities will be taking care to spray on a regular basis especially after all the rain we've had.