A 26-year-old female asked:

I tried to remove a tick from my dog and it was so full of blood that it exploded. some of the blood got into my eye. should i be worried?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Very unlikely: I am unaware of any tick born illness being spread in this manner. I can find any literature to support that this has been a vector for transmission of a tick born illness.
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