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Doctor insights on: Can Cat Fleas Live On Humans

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis live on the carpet?

Can toxoplasmosis live on the carpet?

Possibly: It lives in dirt/dust/soil. If your carpet is full of that, then yes. ...Read more

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What kind of scabies mites live on pets ? And what kind lives on human ? Can a pet be infested with the human mites ?

Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more

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Can humans get blastomycosis from dogs?

Can humans get blastomycosis from dogs?

Yes by dog bites: Blastomycosis is usually acquired by inhalation of conidia into the lungs. Primary cutaneous blastomycosis has occurred after accidental innoculation in the lab, at autopsy and after dog bites. ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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How does yersinia reproduce? Only in rats and fleas?

How does yersinia reproduce?  Only in rats and fleas?

Plague: Yersinia pestis replicates like other bacteria. It grows well in rodents and fleas as well as other mammals like humans. ...Read more

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I have a question about scabies. Can scabies mites live on door handles and other inanimate objects?

I have a question about scabies. Can scabies mites live on door handles and other inanimate objects?

No, not long: Scabies transmission requires close contact with an infected person, or sharing a bed, linens, or clothes. You don't get it by contact with doorknobs, house dust, etc. ...Read more

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What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare cases fungus maybe. Be sure your brush can air dry daily and change when worn. If you are still worried run through dw or let sit in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water for 15 min then rinse well. ...Read more

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Can rabies virus survive outside host in soil etc ..., ? If so how long ?

Can rabies virus survive outside host in soil etc ..., ? If so how long ?

No: rabies virus needs an animal cell in which to live and replicate itself. It's survival outside a living host is short lived ...Read more

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Can people catch fleas from dogs?

Can people catch fleas from dogs?

Flea bites: You can get flea bites from fleas on dogs. Typically pt will be seen in the spring with many itchy spots on the extremities and it turns out they have a dog. You can apply moisturizer and hydrocortisone 1% to the spots for relief of itching, but get the dog checked out ...Read more

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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

How can you treat flea bites on humans?

Flea Bites: You can us an over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Antihistamines you take by mouth may also help with itching. You can also get prescription cortisone which is stronger. The best thing to do is to get rid of the fleas. ...Read more

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Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Ascaris: The roundworm ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). This can be spread to children. Thus good handwashing technique and teaching children about handling strays or animal feces is important. ...Read more

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Does the cat LICE TRANSMIT TO HUMAN ?

Does the cat LICE TRANSMIT TO HUMAN ?

NO: Here is answer from vet: Cats do not get lice. That is a human parasite only. If you have lice, you got it from a human. Check the kids, or someone you may have come into contact with. And if the lice are crabs, that is definitely not from an animal. Cats and dogs can carry mange mites, which could be transmitted to a human, ...Read more