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can you get lyme disease from fleas

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species wit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Tick, fly bites &...: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to hav ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
No: Mosquitos do not carry Lyme Disease. Maybe you had a tick bite that you didn't see. If you have a bullseye rash, then I would be worried about Lyme. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience Environmental Health
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately yes. Our immune systems are very challenged by lyme disease, so a past history of lyme in no way lessens your risk of getting it again. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no permanent immunity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There has to be a tick involved. Maybe if you were getting the blow job in a connecticut forest.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not unless...: You have a tick bite that devolpes a bullseye ring, and/or you become ill after a tick bite. We do not routinely test.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not hard to diagnose: Most patients with lyme disease display the characteristic rash and associated symptoms, which makes presumptive diagnosis easy. If one tries to diag ... Read More
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