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The flea is a brown wingless, jumping insect.

It may be attracted to white surfaces e.g. a bath, sheet or moist soap.

Human fleas are uncommon in Western society, but fleas which primarily infest other animals may bite humans:

Other animal hosts include:

  • cat
  • dog
  • bird
  • hedgehog

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