A 61-year-old member asked:
How do you get Lyme disease?
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Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience in 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 without the LD germ will not do it. The tick must get on your body, settle in for a feeding & feed long enough to pass the germ to you (hours).
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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