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What infections(viruses, bacteria...Etc.) can fleas transmit to humans?

What infections(viruses, bacteria...Etc.) can fleas transmit to humans?

Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read more

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Can dogs spread infections to humans?

Can dogs spread infections to humans?

A zoonosis: Is an infection spread from a animal to man. The most classical dog zoonosis is rabies. This is rare in the usa but capnocytophaga (a bacterium) can be spread by a bite. Leptospirosis is another canine zoonosis. ...Read more

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Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea. ...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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Can humans get heartworm?

Can humans get heartworm?

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

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Can humans get babesia?

Can humans get babesia?

Yes: Babesia is a tickborne illness that humans can get. They are transmitted by the same ticks that carry Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Could pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

Could pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

No: 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

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How can humans contract the HIV virus?

How can humans contract the HIV virus?

HIV: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery. ...Read more

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Might dogs spread eye infections to humans?

Might dogs spread eye infections to humans?

Unlikely: Most organisms are species specific and so a dog with an infected eye will not have a species that will transfer to humans. There are a few cross overs like rabies that can affect any mammal. ...Read more

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more

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Can bird mites cause diseases in humans ?

Can bird mites cause diseases in humans ?

Bird Mites: No bird mites (ornithonyssus sylviarum, dermanyssus gallinae) don't normally transmit diseases to humans but can be in a real pain in the butt (& elsewhere) take care. ...Read more

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How can humans contract poliomyelitis?

How can humans contract poliomyelitis?

You eat it: This is caused by an enterovirus (gut virus) that is shed in the stool of infected carriers for weeks after what is usually a mild diarrhea. A percentage of those will develop paralytic polio weeks later as a lingering effect. Vaccination has essentially eliminated these strains from North America but it persists in pockets of the third world.It could return via air travel if vaccinations stop. ...Read more

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