5 doctors weighed in:

Can you die from a flea bite?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Only if the flea

Carried a serious pathogen.
Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague.

In brief: Only if the flea

Carried a serious pathogen.
Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Or if it bites while you are driving...
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Flea bites do not cause deaths in and of themselves.

In brief: No

Flea bites do not cause deaths in and of themselves.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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