In article <2p2hnu$2il at taco.cc.ncsu.edu> jfgzo at unity.ncsu.edu (James F Gilliam) writes:
>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?
Answers respectively are: yes and yes
Try: Sawyer, R.T. 1986 Leech Biology and Behaviour. 4 volumes
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Department of Zoology - it is the _illusion_ of knowledge.
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