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I think i have flea bites. how do i know if i have picked up a disease from them?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not a carrier: Flea bites just make you itchy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most of the time: They are an annoyance, however fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague.

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