A 23-year-old member asked:
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may mosquitoes carry lyme disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed thru the bite.
Answered on May 17, 2013
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Carry not spread (?): While there is some evidence that mosquitoes may "carry" lyme it is unproven that they can transmit it. The best discussion have found on this subject is http://www.Rosemarydrisdelle.Com/?P=412 i have seen many reports claiming that lyme and bullseye rashes have been documented after mosquito bites but have not found references proving this. So to the best of our knowledge, the answer is no.
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Very unlikely: Lyme disease is not found in the miami area.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends...: On the kind of tick, the area where you are when fed upon and how long the tick has fed upon you.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Deer ticks & maybe..: The most common carriers of borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes lyme disease, are deer ticks (ixodes scapularis) and their cousin ixodes pa ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Good site: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2825/

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