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Do fleas cause Lyme disease?

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Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience in Environmental Health
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of lyme disease in humans this way.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
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