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What insect may carry and transmit encephalitis?

What insect may carry and transmit encephalitis?

Many: Encephalitis is a disease of the brain cells that is usually caused by a virus or other agent that gets into the brain cells from the blood stream. They are put into your blood by an agent that injects them into you through a bite. Fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs can do this. They bite an infected person or animal and suck the agent from their blood and then inject it into you. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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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


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How is Zika spreading? How do mosquitoes get the virus... do they get it from other mosquitoes, or from biting a person infected with Zika?

How is Zika spreading? How do mosquitoes get the virus... do they get it from other mosquitoes, or from biting a person infected with Zika?

Animal to mosquito: Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, which are infected only by feeding on infected animals. Probably several animals can be infected, in addition to humans. For people in affected areas, reducing mosquitoes in the environment (vector control) and avoiding mosquito bites (exposure control) are the only effective means of prevention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me species of mosquitos that could transmit malaria?

Can you tell me species of mosquitos that could transmit malaria?

Anopheles: mosquitoes are the one's responsible for transmitting malaria. There are actually hundreds of different species. I've even heard that mosquitoes are the most dangerous 'animal' on the planet - although I think it may actually be humans. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anopheles Interesting indeed! Good news is we don't have malaria in the U.S. anymore (unless it's an imported case!) ...Read more

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Do dogs carry skin diseases, like ringworm, that can be transmitted to humans through touching?

Do dogs carry skin diseases, like ringworm, that can be transmitted to humans through touching?

Diseases from dogs: Diseases that can be transmitted from dogs to humans are rabies, ring worm, leptospira, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, tapeworm, giardiasis, hookworm, leishmaniasis, q fever, rocky mountain spotted fever, roundworm, salmonellosis, lyme disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxocara infection, flea tapeworm. ...Read more

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Could animal bites need to break the skin in order to transmit the rabies virus?

Could animal bites need to break the skin in order to transmit the rabies virus?

Not necessarily: In fact, an animal bite is not needed to be infected with rabies. A rabies infection could result if the saliva of a rabid animal contacts an open wound or the eye of a person. There have been documented cases of rabies infection without a history of an animal bite. It is presumed that the infection may have occured via the aforementioned ways. ...Read more

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When there is an outbreak of west nile virus, how do you rid of infected mosquitoes?

When there is an outbreak of west nile virus, how do you rid of infected mosquitoes?

Standing water: Get rid of standing water - water in puddles, bird baths, old tires are nurseries for breeding mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Can seagulls become infected with rabies and pass the virus to humans through a bite or scratch?

Can seagulls become infected with rabies and pass the virus to humans through a bite or scratch?

Rabid seagull?: It is VERY unlikely that you could get rabies from a bird. Firstly, most small animals and rodents who are bitten by a rabid predator are usually killed. Secondly, transmission from a small animal with rabies would be via the saliva (seagulls can't really bite). Bats (although technically not a bird) on the other hand, can transmit rabies virus to humans. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the way in which humans become infection with malaria and west nile virus differ?

Malaria vs WNV: West Nile Virus is found in temperate & tropical areas of the world. West Nile Virus has been detected in Culex, Anopheles, Culiseta, Deinocerites, Psorophora, Mansonia, Coquillettidia, Uranotaenia & Aedes mosquitoes. But the most common carriers are Culex & Aedes. Malaria is usually found in tropical & subtropical areas. There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of ...Read more

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Arw there bug bites that might spread to other parts of one's body where the person was not bitten?

Sometimes: Sometimes bug bites will trigger prurigo which is a severe type of eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Fly and mosquito allergies: can the bites from them cause fevers?

Fly and mosquito allergies: can the bites from them cause fevers?

Insect bite allergy: Insect bite allergy does not cause fever. However insects can act as vector to carry different pathogens and can transmit those when it bite you. Several diseases can be caused by insect bite can make you have a fever e.g. Dengue fever, malaria, west nile encephalitis... Fly can carry bacteria and cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?

Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?

NO: There is no way to recognize a west nile virus mosquito from a non virus carrying mosquito. They all look same and bite same. I am sorry there is no way to tell the right kind.I know it isn't a big help at this time. May be in future we w'll have more information. Just please avoid all kinds of mosquitos. Thanks. ...Read more

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By what means do animals (mammals) get infected with rabies virus?

By what means do animals (mammals) get infected with rabies virus?

Rabies: Rabies is carried in the animal's saliva. When they bite other animals they transmit the infection. ...Read more

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Do dogs carry skin diseases that can be transmitted to humans?

Do dogs carry skin diseases that can be transmitted to humans?

Diseases from dogs: Diseases that can be transmitted from dogs to humans are rabies, ring worm, leptospira, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, tapeworm, giardiasis, hookworm, leishmaniasis, q fever, rocky mountain spotted fever, roundworm, salmonellosis, lyme disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxocara infection, flea tapeworm. ...Read more

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Can mosquito transmit Ebola virus as it does for malaria?

Can mosquito transmit Ebola virus as it does for malaria?

Ebola: Not yet. The virus does not survive in the mosquito's saliva. Mutations occur with some frequency but this has not yet transpired. The only means of transmission so far have been from some unknown animal reservoir (bats are suspected) or from human to human by bodily excretions (including sweat, saliva, stools, vomit, and so on.) ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more