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How does Lyme disease spread?

How does Lyme disease spread?

Tick borne: It is transmitted during prolonged blood feeding of the ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more


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How does chagas disease spread?

How does chagas disease spread?

By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs. ...Read more

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How does meningococcal disease spread?

How does meningococcal disease spread?

Very: Meningococcal meningitis is usually transmitted by airborne droplets. Isolation with masks, gloves and gowns are required for contact with infected patients. ...Read more

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How does Lyme disease attack?

How does Lyme disease attack?

See below: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, named after the scientist willy burgdorfer who discovered the bacterial pathogen - a spirochete (spiral appearing bacteria). It is transmitted by tick saliva but primarily only after being embedded for at least 48 hours. It causes disease by infecting many types of cells and destroying their function. ...Read more

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How does ehrlichia spread?

Ticks: It is spread through being bitten by infected ticks. ...Read more

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How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

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How quickly does gum disease spread?

How quickly does gum disease spread?

Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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How does tularemia spread?

How does tularemia spread?

Tularemia: Tularemia can be transmitted to man in a variety of ways and depending on the way it is transmitted different symptoms can occur. A cut from exposure to certain wild animals or an infected tick bite can cause a skin ulcer with swollen regional lymph node or just the node swelling. Inhalation which can be associated with gardening or landscaping can cause pneumonia. Person to person spread is rare. ...Read more

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How does leprosy spread?

How does leprosy spread?

Spread of Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. ...Read more

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What does Lyme disease attack?

What does Lyme disease attack?

Many areas: If left untreated it can effect several areas including the heart, brain, peripheral nerves, skin, muscles and joints. ...Read more

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How does tularemia attack and spread?

How does tularemia attack and spread?

Many ways: Tularemia (named for tulare county ca, where discovered), can be acquired by direct contact with animals which carry it (rabbits, wild rodents, beavers, etc.). It can be inhaled and produce pneumonia, ingested and spread through the GI tract; gotten in the eyes through infected materials, etc., etc. It can also be spread person to person. ...Read more

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How does mad cow disease spread?

How does mad cow disease spread?

Eating bad beef: Infected cattle, which got the disease by eating animal by-products, produce infectious beef. The prion is not damaged even by thorough cooking. It is also possible that slaughterhouse workers exposed to aerosolized cattle parts might be infected in this way. ...Read more

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Lyme disease bullseye how long does it last?

Variable: While the length of time the bullseye may last it is usually fairly transient and is gone within 7-10 days at most. ...Read more

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How does tuberculosis spread?

How does tuberculosis spread?

Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease. ...Read more

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How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read more