A 30-year-old member asked:
Can you die from a flea bite?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Flea bites do not cause deaths in and of themselves.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Only if the flea: Carried a serious pathogen. 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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Last updated Oct 13, 2016
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