MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: Do ants carry disease?

Date: Wed Oct 9 15:05:27 1996
Posted by: Chris Smith
Email: No email given.
Grade level: other
School/Organization: Baldwin Park Unified School District
City: Baldwin Park State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
Message ID: 844891527.Zo
Ants are the janitors of the world.  They pick up the refuse 
that is left behind.  Some of this refuse may be dead 
animals which breed disease.  If ants in my yard clean up 
the dead bird in the bushes that I don't see and then come 
into the house, is it possible for them to carry and transmit 
disease to me and my family?  If ants don't carry and 
transmit disease, why not?

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