Are bird mites transferred from person to person?

Asked April 8, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT

If I have mites in my home, can I transfer them to another home while visiting or from person to person?

Washington

1 Response

Birds are the primary host for most mite species and humans are incidental hosts. It is very unlikely that you would transmit mites on your person when visiting another house. Here is a link to more information on Bird Mites.