There are many diseases that fleas transmit to humans. It is important to know how to identify the signs and symptoms of common diseases caused by fleas and have a strategy for treatment. The following article will discuss the most common diseases spread by fleas.
You’ve never heard of the Bubonic Plague? Or how about Epidemic Typhus? How about Rat-bite Fever? All of these are (were) potentially fatal diseases spread by fleas. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the various common diseases spread by fleas. We’ve covered fleas and your home, but what about fleas and people? More specifically can fleas spread disease from person to person?
The Most Common Diseases Spread by Fleas
Fleas are small insects that live on the bodies of animals, including humans. Fleas can spread diseases, such as plague and murine typhus, to humans and other animals.
The most common disease spread by fleas is bubonic plague, which causes fever, chills, and headaches. Other symptoms include swollen lymph nodes and a skin rash with small black spots on the skin. If you have been bitten by a flea or exposed to their feces (flea dirt), then you should contact your doctor immediately for treatment.
Fleas are tiny, pesky insects that live off of the blood of animals. They’re arthropods and not insects, but they are still a huge nuisance to our pets and their humans.
While fleas can be found all over the world, they are most common in temperate areas where there is a lot of foliage and other plants for them to hide in. If you live in an area with a lot of trees or bushes around your home, you may have to deal with them on occasion.
Fleas can be spread from one animal to another when they jump from one host to another. Some people believe that fleas can also spread disease from one animal to another if they bite them; however, this is not always true. Several different types of diseases can be passed from one animal (or person) to another through flea bites; however, not all of them will affect every species equally or even at all!