Fly and Flea Bites and Associated Infectious Diseases: Plague and Typhus
The purpose of this course is to outline the plague, and murine typhus, symptoms, treatment, and preventive methods related to bites of flies and fleas.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:FFB060421
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • List 6 different flies that are common pests of humans.

  • List the 3 most common symptoms of fly bites.

  • Discuss treatment options for fly bites.

  • List at least 6 measures to prevent fly bites.

  • Describe the manner in which fleas spread disease.

  • List and describe 3 types of plague.

  • Describe 3 typical symptoms of bubonic plague.

  • Describe the respiratory symptoms associated with pneumonic plague.

  • Describe at least 3 complications related to septicemic plague.

  • Discuss measures to prevent plague.

  • Describe transmission of murine typhus.

  • Describe symptoms and treatment of murine typhus.


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