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Pensacola, FL
A 24-year-old female asked:

For reference, how does spider transmit diseases to humans? is it because of the ingestion of eggs? how do you know if you contract the disease?

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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Spiders don't: Spiders do not transmit disease to humans. A bite from a venomous spider such as a Black Widow or Brown Recluse can cause, at times, serious symptoms that are usually treated with supportive care. Ticks, mosquitos and fleas transmit a number of diseases.
Last updated May 30, 2019

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