Is the spread of viruses from mosquitoes significant?

Jakub Chojnacki jakub at burnet.edu.au
Wed Jun 26 19:05:39 EST 2002


There is no evidence that mosquitos can cause HIV or Hep C infection.


Trond Erik Vee Aune wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I was just talking with someone about the threat of getting viruses from
> mosquito bites. Can for example HIV and hepatitis C be transfered from
> one person to another through such bites? Does any virus use this method
> of transfer as its main route? What is the main difference in viruses
> that are able to use mosquitoes as vectors compared to those that
> can't,are they more stable or just more efficient at infecting a new host?
>
> Kind regards,
> Trond Erik Vee Aune






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