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Flea infestations 

Flea infestations
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Flea infestations
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Heinz Mehlhorn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570028.003.0074
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date: 24 October 2020

Fleas are wingless bloodsucking insects infesting a large variety of hosts. They can cause dermatological problems and act as zoonotic vectors transmitting very important agents of diseases in humans and in animals living close to humans. Among the agents of diseases occur: viruses, plaque bacteria or even worms etc. Thus flea control is an important target nowadays in order to protect human and animal health all over the world.

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