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What are flea borne diseases?
The typhus type comes from a flea.
You do not develop swelling or a rash where the flea bites, which could potentially allow doctors to treat the disease earlier.
Murine typhus is transmitted to people by infected animals like rats, cats, or opossums. The bite generally breaks the skin, causing a wound.
Since fleas poop while they feed. The poop can be rubbed into the wound or any other wounds. People can also contract Murine typhus if they breathe in infected flea poop or rub it in their eyes, according to the CDC.
Symptoms generally begin within two weeks after initial contact. Most common symptoms include:
- A fever and chills
- Body aches and muscle pains
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- A rash
Murine typhus is normally treated with an antibiotic known as doxycycline. People who are treated right after symptoms begin usually recover quickly.
The disease does not spread from person to person. Murine typhus cases are more common in tropical and subtropical climates. California, Texas, and Hawaii have reported cases to the CDC, but the disease is not typically seen in the U.S.
What you can do to protect yourself against fleas
One of the easiest ways to keep you and your family safe from fleas is to keep your pets flea-free.
Flea species in the U.S. tend to feed on animals, but sometimes people are bitten when they share space or come into contact with a flea-infested animal, according to the CDC.
Here are some tips from the CDC to keep you safe:
- Cover skin with long-sleeve clothing and pants to minimize exposure to bites. Flea bites often occur on the lower legs and feet. Protect these areas with long socks and pants.
- Treat clothing and gear with products containing 0.5% permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remain protective through several washings. Alternatively, you can buy permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
- Do not feed or pet stray or wild animals.
- Always wear gloves if you are handling sick or dead animals.