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my cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, fleas : Carry diseases such as murine typhus. You need professional pest control and flea control of your cats. Ask vet for recommendation for best flea medicine for your cats. Good luck, sometimes fleas are difficult to eradicate once your home is infested.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes: 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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