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Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Infections: Fleas and mice can be potential sources of infectious diseases that can produce hematologic abnormalities. If you are experiencing these changes, however, you have a bleeding disorder that should be investigated urgently by a doctor. Please go and see somebody right away. Best wishes. ...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 exactly is the huntington's disease caused in humans?

Runs in families: Autosomal dominant disorder with often mixed or incomplete penetrance. Is clearly hereditary and not caused by other problems. ...Read more

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What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

Contaminated food: Infection with liver fluke parasites can happen after consumption of contaminated undercooked/uncooked fish. There are some liver flukes that can contaminate watercress, parsley, and alfalfa; the contamination comes from sheep and cows in that case. ...Read more

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What is the disease that mosquitoes have that causes humans to get malaria?

What is the disease that mosquitoes have that causes humans to get malaria?

Protozoa: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common diseases in humans cause by bacteria?

Could you tell me what are some common diseases in humans cause by bacteria?

Many diseases: Many different bacteria can cause "common" diseases in humans. Infections of skin and soft tissue are commonly caused by staph bacteria and other types of bacteria. While not as common in U.S., tuberculosis is a common infection in the world and is caused by bacteria. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by bacteria. There are many other diseases caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos. ...Read more

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Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Plague: Anything is possible. You're question may be more entertainingly answered by Michael Crichton, who is a medical doctor, by the way. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases directly transmitted by rodents such as mice that can cause twitching throughout the entire body of a human?

Are there any diseases directly transmitted by rodents such as mice that can cause twitching throughout the entire body of a human?

ChangeTheSongOnRadio: Only if they're crawling all over you, freaking you out. Now don't get me wrong, those little critters can carry some rather frightful diseases that can cause muscle and joint aches, amongst other symptoms, that could make you want to twitch--even some brain inflammation that could do that too, but those diseases are rare or non-existent in the U.S. ...Read more