A 24-year-old member asked:
can lyme disease be spread through anything besides ticks?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES: About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be spread by biting flies- see http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199006143222415 many believe it can also be spread by mosquitoes, fleas & spiders, though this is unproven. Many feel it can be sexually transmitted & spread by moms to babies in utero.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lyme disease: Typically it is simply transmitted through the ixodes tick bite infected with the borrelia bacterium.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
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