No parasites in leeches?

James F Gilliam jfgzo at
Wed Apr 20 01:22:54 EST 1994

Actually, I mean 'no pathogens transmitted to humans by leeches?,' but 
that was too long.

I once read in an airline magazine that no leech is known to act as a 
vector for a human disease.  Is this true?  Are any leeches vectors for 
pathogens for other species?

Jim Gilliam
james_gilliam at (preferred) or jfgzo at
Department of Zoology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617

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