Can fleas live on humans? - Human flea is the common name for 'Pulex irritans'. They are not unusual or unheard of and many people suffer from them throughout the year. If you find the insects in your daughterís hair itís no indication that she is dirty (!) however it is indication that you/she must act on having them treated without delay.
Getting rid of fleas on humans - You can get dog fleas on humans as well as cat fleas on humans and you should act quickly to get rid of them as promptly and efficiently as possible! It is not uncommon for people with no pets to get fleas - they can be contracted in several scenarios. We can get them from a number of hosts, but the more usual are house pets (dogs and cats), although the flea is carried by other animals that may come near the home (squirrels, rats, mice, rabbits). Human fleas bite animals and birds, so they can quickly move from one host to another in the right environment.
The flea is not just found in one country - itís a global parasite. Itís been linked to a number of other animals such as foxes, badgers and pigs, and apparently is a considerable pest to farmers who may have to come into contact with pigsties where the parasites could thrive. The picture below was taken in the UK and is an allergic reaction to multiple flea bites around the ankle. Blistering occurred and developed into one huge blister before being drained at hospital. Don't panic though, different people react differently!