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How is the west nile virus transmitted?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: West Nile Virus

Typically, west nile virus spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. You can not get infected by touching or kissing a person with the virus. In some cases, the virus may be spread by organ transplantation and blood transfusions.

In brief: West Nile Virus

Typically, west nile virus spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. You can not get infected by touching or kissing a person with the virus. In some cases, the virus may be spread by organ transplantation and blood transfusions.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Mosquito and Robins

West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes.
Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite.

In brief: Mosquito and Robins

West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes.
Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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