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Are mosquito-borne illnesses contagious?

Mosquito-borne illnesses cannot pass directly from person to person; they must be transmitted by a mosquito. In rare cases, blood-to-blood contact can transmit a mosquito-borne illness from one person to another.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Dengue fever


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