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30 Nov 2004

leech bite
I went fishing on Saturday, and found a nasty leech, dining between my toes, it might just be coincidence, but I'm showing aggrevated flu-like symptoms, severe body ache, inflamed throaght, splitting headaches. Do these little critters carry diseases ? and should I be worried ?
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01 Jan 0001

FE, I don’t know of any serious diseases caused by leeches, but I suppose a secondary bacterial infection is a real possibility. The best would be to see your doctor if it hasn’t cleared up by the time you receive my reply. Good luck.
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