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can you get lyme disease from a mosquito

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
No: Mosquitos do not carry Lyme Disease. Maybe you had a tick bite that you didn't see. If you have a bullseye rash, then I would be worried about Lyme. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Tick borne illnesses: include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply inflammation; an expanding, red area of tender ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Don't be.: The story is not consistent with Lyme disease. The tick has to be attached for at least 12 hours to infect.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species wit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks . Deer tick bites can transmit the lyme disease not cat bites. Pasturella infections are often times associa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are numerous tick-borne diseases including typhus, q fever, rocky mt. Spotted fever and others.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
No: Fleas are not carriers of the illness.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Rarely: Some of the more unusual encephalitides can be transmitted by means of a mosquito.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 12 hours: The tick needs to be attached to you for about 12 hours before you are infected.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: Best to look it up as the list is long. It includes several types of malaria, zika, chickungunya, several types of encephalitis, dengue, yellow fev ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Please have this medically evaluated. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or you don't know when the last one - then please get ano ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very unlikely: Lyme disease is not found in the miami area.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: If you truly have lyme disease, an infection....It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick. It's important that many other types of ticks ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Segal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: While you can not get cushings, if the bite broke the skin you shoudl have it looked at immediately, you may need antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: About 70% of people who develop lyme do not remember a tick bite or the characteristic rash.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There has to be a tick involved. Maybe if you were getting the blow job in a connecticut forest.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mosquito: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Feve ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends...: On the kind of tick, the area where you are when fed upon and how long the tick has fed upon you.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Beattles me: Viruses usually infect through the respiratory tract. This means that you get them through the nose and lungs and then they go to the brain. However ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncommon in your: Location. Mosquitoes transmit a number of disease in tropical and sub-tropical locations, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, west nile vir ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: But if you get secondary skin infection, thereis a possibility.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Mosquito: Possible but not very likely once you have seen or felt it on your skin.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mosquitos do not carry the HIV virus, the virus that causes aids.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: Reptiples and amphibians commonly harbor salmonella. One type classically linked to snakes is called salmonella arizonae.

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