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Is it true that body lice, fleas, mites, and ticks can transmit rickettsial diseases?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yup

Ticks.
..Rocky mountain spotted fever fleas...Murine typhus mites....Scrub typhus lice...Epidemic typhus.

In brief: Yup

Ticks.
..Rocky mountain spotted fever fleas...Murine typhus mites....Scrub typhus lice...Epidemic typhus.
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Dr. David Sax
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.

In brief: Yes

Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.
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