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do animal fleas bite humans

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Avoidance: There is no treatment for it, except of avoidance.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Depending on...: ...Where you live, here is a list of possible infections fleas have been known to carry: http://www.Kingcounty.Gov/healthservices/health/ehs/zoonot ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Easy: When they are hungry, which is all the time. If you are in an area where malaria is endemic, take the appropriate prophylaxis, where repellent and sl ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Fleas do not carry this virus.It is carried by warm blooded animals, primarily infected skunks, foxes and bats in the us in their saliva.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Some: Infections that spread from animals to man are called zoonoses and dog zoonoses including cutaneous larva migrans (an immature dog roundworm) , echino ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It the mosquito : Can alight on your eye long enough to bite - then it can occur. This would be more likely to occur if someone was asleep.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not reported yet: There has never been a case of transmission to a human from rat.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You can't get HIV that way.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Not at all.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pretty dangerous : Dog bites can cause local or systemic infections. Not to mention rabies which is usually fatal. Please consult a physician if you have been bitten.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Potentially: Have not actually checked all the rats (particularly the human ones), but most of these are in possession of organisms which may produce human disease ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Not usual: Squirrels are almost never found to be infected with the rabies virus. Squirrels also have not been known to cause rabies in humans within the United ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ebola: No. Thankfully, there are no insect vectors for Ebola.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No bites: Silverfish are not bloodsuckers. They eat carbohydrates like food droppings on the floor or the glue in bookbindings. They will not attack you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Not really: They are completely different organisms, so they are not the same. However, clinically, when you look at the marks they make on the skin, they may be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Only those infected/carrying malaria and then it depends on exposure and inoculation of the malaria itself during feeding.

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