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Can encephalitis be transmitted by a mosquito who has bitten someone with herpes?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Possibly
Possibly but usually caused by other virus mosquito is carrying.

In brief: Possibly
Possibly but usually caused by other virus mosquito is carrying.
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