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3 Common Bugs That Can Kill You

By Debbie Hadley, ThoughtCo

Bugs — insects, spiders, or other arthropods — far outnumber people on this planet. Fortunately, very few bugs can do us any harm, and most are beneficial to us in some way. Despite science fiction movies portraying giant, bloodthirsty spiders or enraged swarms of killer bees, there are few arthropods that should inspire fear in us.

That said, a small number of bugs are worth avoiding, and you might be surprised to learn how some common insects can be deadly. By hosting and transmitting pathogens that cause diseases, these three common bugs can kill you.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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  1. Yes, mosquitos are a good little ” drone” for diseases – aren’t they ? My pard in Nam , after saying good bye to him – I { deros } and hit the Freedom bird home , but a month later he called me from Great Lakes Hosp. – Malaria took him out. – but he recuperated from that episode.

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