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can any venereal disease be spread by mosquitoes?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
By definition,: A venereal disease is one spread by sexual exposure. I can not think of any ones that can also be transmitted by a mosquito.
Answered on Nov 20, 2012
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Filariasis: Wuchereria bancrofti is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It can cause swelling of the genitals. It is not a venereal disease in the strict sense of the term as that is reserved for sexually transmitted ones.
Answered on Nov 20, 2012

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