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Doctor insights on: Can Encephalitis Be Transmitted By A Mosquito Who Has Bitten Someone With Herpes

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Can encephalitis be transmitted by a mosquito who has bitten someone with herpes?

Can encephalitis be transmitted by a mosquito who has bitten someone with herpes?

No: Herpes is transmitted by direct contact, usually with an infected person's open sores. Herpes is not transmitted by mosquitoes. Herpes encephalitis is quite rare. Hypothetically, if a mosquito bit a critically ill person with disseminated (total body) herpes, and then immediately bite a never-infected person (has no antibodies), he might get herpes at the bite site, but encephalitis would be rare. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can a flea bite transmit MRSA from an active case to the care giver who has been bitten?

Can a flea bite transmit MRSA from an active case to the care giver who has been bitten?

Flea bite MRSA : My answer is no. Flea bites, does not usually transmit mrsa, which is normally air borne, contracted thru nose inhalation. Wear protective face masks. ...Read more

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Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Fifth Disease: Parvovirus b19 strain is the only one to cause disease in humans and most everyone is exposed as a child. Over 50% have had the disease at some point in their lives. If pregnant virus can cause infection and possible damage to the fetus. The visus can survive for up to 5 months in proper conditions but i doubt in the soil. Dog parvovirus does not cause disease in people, it is species specific. ...Read more

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Can a person get HIV if the person rented a swimsuit that was previously used by a person who is infected with HIV ?

No: There are no know examples of HIV transmission by the method you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Potentially: The virus can be shed even if no active sores--and since is located in the throat, is possible, even if not probable. ...Read more

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Was the plague airborne or did a person have to be bitten by a rat or flea or have direct contact with an infected person?

Was the plague airborne or did a person have to be bitten by a rat or flea or have direct contact with an infected person?

Plague: Plague, or infection with the bacteria yersina pestis, has 3 manifestations: bubonic (most common), septicemic, and pneumonic. Bubonic plague is believed to be the cause of the 14th century black death in europe. It's transmitted by infected fleas which bite, and causes buboes or swellings. More rarely, droppings can be inhaled -- or direct contact with infected tissues can cause septicemia. ...Read more

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Can HIV be transmitted if an infected person bites a normal person?

Yes, but: Blood would have to be drawn and the hiv+ person would need to have a high viral load (not on meds). This would be more likely to occur before the person knew they were hiv+ now. It is also quite unlikely without blood-to-blood contact though HIV is present in saliva in lower amounts. Oh, and hiv+ people are "normal" as is anyone with a disease - you should use the term hiv- or non-infected! ...Read more

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Can shingles be passed to my newborn if he was held by someone infected with shingles?

Can shingles be passed to my newborn if he was held by someone infected with shingles?

Shingles=hibernation: Shingles occur when the chickenpox virus that infected someone in childhood decides to come out of hibernation causing painful breakouts on the skin. Your newborn might get chickenpox if debris from the shingles got to baby, but the person doesn't spread it in saliva or sneeze. Baby likely has protection from the virus if you had CP as a kid. Babies don't have shingles as a first infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread the herpes virus 1 to a person who already has it, by oral sex?

Is it possible to spread the herpes virus 1 to a person who already has it, by oral sex?

No, they have it!: If another person has herpes 1, how can you give it to them. They already have it! but for others, type 1 can be genital! ...Read more

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Where am I more likely to be bitten by a west nile virus infected mosquito?

Where am I more likely to be bitten by a west nile virus infected mosquito?

Unovered skin: Not covered skin is unprotected. Use hats, long sleeves, long pants, shirts covering back, glasses. Areas were mosquitos live and near ponds, lakes, sea. ...Read more

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How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read more

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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more