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Does everyone become ill if bit by an infected tick?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
In the case of lime disease it is estimated that the tick must be feeding on the body for many hours if not a whole day before the germ is passed in the process.
The bite of any tick or insect can be secondarily infected by germs planted within a scratch at the site.

In brief: Not necessarily
In the case of lime disease it is estimated that the tick must be feeding on the body for many hours if not a whole day before the germ is passed in the process.
The bite of any tick or insect can be secondarily infected by germs planted within a scratch at the site.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Although ticks can be carriers for some really nasty diseases, many people who have tick bites suffer only from the bite itself.

In brief: No
Although ticks can be carriers for some really nasty diseases, many people who have tick bites suffer only from the bite itself.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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