Question: Can a tick transmit hepatitis to a human through a bite?

Answer: We don't know for sure. A number of Maryland patients have been infected with tick borne diseases, and at the same time tested positive for hepatitis as well. We know ticks can be infected with hepatitis and it has been transmitted to animals in studies.

Study- Connecticut Patients With Tick Borne Diseases & Hepatitis

Study- Attempt to Transmit Hepatitis To Chimps

Study- Hepatitis Transmitted to Hamsters Via Ticks

Testing for Hepatitis



Treatment- If hepatitis is suspected please notify your health care provider.

Last Updated- April 2019

Lucy Barnes