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The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention recently warned that bites from fleas, ticks, and mosquitos have tripled over the past decade.
Cases of disease such as the Zika and West Nile viruses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled from 2004 to 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
It can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with an infected animal or flea, but person-to-person transmission is considered extremely rare.
Since 2004, the number of cases of infectious diseases diagnosed from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes tripled.
Parasites, such as ticks and fleas, were also scarce in chimp beds.
Cases of Americans infected by diseases from tick, flea, and mosquito bites tripled between 2004 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Wexler flagged rooms of note — including the room where the Beales stayed after the rest of the house was overcome by trash, cats, fleas, raccoons, and — wait, there’s more — opossums.
The plague is a serious disease caused by bacteria often found in fleas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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: a very small insect that lives on animals and that has strong legs used for jumping
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