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Glossary for Flea-borne diseases

  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Bubonic plague: Severe flea-borne bacterial disease
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Contagious Diseases: Any disease that can be transferred from person to person
  • Delirium: Severe state of mental confusion
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Insect-borne diseases: Any disease that is carried by insects and transmitted to humans
  • Lethargy: feeling of tiredness
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Plague: A rare but serious bacterial infection involving the bacterium Yersinia Pestis which can be carried by rodents and transmitted to humans by flea bites or through direct contact with an infected animal.
  • Pneumonic plague: Severe flea-borne bacterial disease affecting the lungs
  • Rickettsia: A self limiting condition that is transmitted by mites
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Spotted fevers: An acute condition caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii
  • Stupor: Mental sub-responsiveness not as severe as coma
  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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