There aren't many diseases passed by fleas today, but fleas have been known to carry the black plague and murine typhus. Avoid disease by having a home treated for fleas with help from a pest control operator in this free video on flea control and extermination.
I found this online for you. Sounds unlikely that the child would have gotten anything...but who knows.
at 9:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2009