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Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more


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Are bedbugs spread from person to person?

Are bedbugs spread from person to person?

No: Bedbugs are nocturnal and only come out to feed in the dark. They hide in mattresses, box springs, around picture frames and underneath floorboards or floor trim. They can accidentally stow away in suitcases if these are left open in the dark during travel. It is advisable to zip suitcases after use when traveling. Each bed bug feeds for 5 minutes in the dark and often bites 3 times in a line. ...Read more

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Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.

Can bird mites live on and bite humans for a period of time? Can they jump from person to person.

Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www.birdmites.org ...Read more

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How does head lice get transferred from person to person?

How does head lice get transferred from person to person?

Sharing: Head lice can be transmitted from one individual to another by direct scalp-to-scalp contact, sharing hair brushes or other hair accessories, and by coming in contact with bedding or cushions that were in contact by an infected individual. Follow the directions of your doctor closely to best eradicate the lice. ...Read more

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Can anemia spread from person to person?

Can anemia spread from person to person?

No: No, anemia is lack of sufficient blood/hemoglobin in the system. It does not spread from person to person but some forms of anemia (ex. Thalassemia) can be genetic, i.e. Transmitted from parents to children. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your skin!) and certain pesticides can kill them. Consider an exterminator with experience in bed bugs. ...Read more

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How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

Skin 2 skin contact: Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact. *not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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What can you do when a person inhales bug spray from foggers?

What can you do when a person inhales bug spray from foggers?

Avoidance: Usually the exposure is limited and will not be harmful. If the person is having any cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain, then then should be seen. ...Read more

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How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

Hygiene: Stomach bugs are passed from person to person. Good hand washing willl prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bed bugs from coming home with you from an infested hotel?

You know how to ask : A hard question. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. ...Read more

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Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs.These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read more

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How to prevent bed bugs from getting on my things from guest clothing?

How to prevent bed bugs from getting on my things from guest clothing?

Bad bed bugs.: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is. ...Read more

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A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

Several diseases: come to mind, including parrot fever (psittacosis), campylobacter (mostly from contaminated poultry products) and salmonella. You can google any of these diseases. They do affect humans, with the latter 2 bacterial infections with the highest incidence in North America. ...Read more

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How would you move an elderly person up in bed?

How would you  move an elderly person up in bed?

Carefully: Lower the head of the bed. Have the patient bend both knees to help you slide them up. Then finally raise the head of the bed up. ...Read more

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Can someone be more affected by bed bugs then others who live in the same house? Can you have a worse reaction to them than other people?

Can someone be more affected by bed bugs then others who live in the same house? Can you have a worse reaction to them than other people?

Yes: Two factors - one is a person's allergic response to the bedbug bite - that can vary quite a bit from person to person. The other would be the # of bedbugs each person is exposed to - there may be one bed in the house that is more heavily infested. ...Read more

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Can sepsis be spread from person to person?

Can sepsis be spread from person to person?

Not exactly: The cause of sepsis can be spread from person to person - and depending on what the cause is the likelihood of sepsis or septic shock varies. (streptococcus pneumonae is likely to cause sepsis, for example). ...Read more

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