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Can you die from a flea bite?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Flea bites do not cause deaths in and of themselves.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Or if it bites while you are driving...
Dec 21, 2013

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