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How does Lyme disease spread?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Tick Bite: As grose as it gets, this germ is passed to someone during the processs of being fed on by an infected tick. The tick caries the germ & during the blood extraction passes the germ to the victum. It is not passed by mosquitos or by chance encounter with people who have the illness.
Answered on Mar 2, 2019

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