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What insect may carry and transmit encephalitis?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Mosquitoes, ticks

Insects such as mosquitoes and ticks can transmit viruses that cause encephalitis.
A vaccine against japanese encephalitis (transmitted by mosquitoes) is available in the U.S. For travelers to high-risk countries. A tbe (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S..

In brief: Mosquitoes, ticks

Insects such as mosquitoes and ticks can transmit viruses that cause encephalitis.
A vaccine against japanese encephalitis (transmitted by mosquitoes) is available in the U.S. For travelers to high-risk countries. A tbe (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S..
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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