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It is possible to get west nile virus from a tick?
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: West Nile virus
West Nile virus is tramsmitted by mosquitos not by ticks.

In brief: West Nile virus
West Nile virus is tramsmitted by mosquitos not by ticks.
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: No
So far it only seems to be transmissible via mosquito.
However, tick-borne rickettsial diseases can mimic the flu-like / brain-effecting west nile infection and probably be more dangerous.

In brief: No
So far it only seems to be transmissible via mosquito.
However, tick-borne rickettsial diseases can mimic the flu-like / brain-effecting west nile infection and probably be more dangerous.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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