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Can Humans Get Ear Mites
Diseases from dogs: Diseases that can be transmitted from dogs to humans are rabies, ring worm, leptospira, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, tapeworm, giardiasis, hookworm, leishmaniasis, q fever, rocky mountain spotted fever, roundworm, salmonellosis, lyme disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxocara infection, flea tapeworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes - rarely: “Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years.” See: Human disease caused by dog heartworm. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784039) ...Read more
Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Viruses often start the process but bacteria can invade ; need treatment. ...Read more
Can head fungus and toenail fungus be airborne? Meaning, can I get it through the air? Can these fungi even be in the air or airborne?
No - they can't.: Humans can become infected by a type of pinworm called Enterobius Vermicularis. Dogs & cats do not become infected with this type of pinworm. It can be transmitted between people (& maybe with other primates). The answer is no - your dog will not infect you with pinworms. ...Read more
Yes but unlikely.: You'd have to have a significant infestation for this to happen, and the texture of hair isn't what they're looking for to lay eggs. White egglike structures, especially if stuck to the hair shaft, are far more likely to be the nits of head lice. Cockroach eggs would wash off with a good shampoo or two; lice eggs will not and need to be combed out. ...Read more
They don't: Viruses do not actively fly though the air. The are sometimes propelled, for example on watery droplets via a sneeze, but they do not have a mechanism to fly themselves. ...Read more
Can i get scabies from contact with a wild animal? Are there any animals that can contract scabies? I heard that house pets cannot, is this true?
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