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Can Lyme disease be transmitted from person to person?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes in certain cases
Lyme is not easily transmitted but there is strong evidence that it can be transmitted in utero from mother to baby & it can be transmitted via blood transfusions.
However, whether it can be sexually transmitted is controversial. Lyme has not been proven to be sexually transmitted, but it hasn't been disproven either. While there is not yet clear evidence of sexual transmission it may be possible.

In brief: Yes in certain cases
Lyme is not easily transmitted but there is strong evidence that it can be transmitted in utero from mother to baby & it can be transmitted via blood transfusions.
However, whether it can be sexually transmitted is controversial. Lyme has not been proven to be sexually transmitted, but it hasn't been disproven either. While there is not yet clear evidence of sexual transmission it may be possible.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lyme person to perso
Yes. Lyme disease can be transmitted via blood to blood transmission and through sexual transmission.

In brief: Lyme person to perso
Yes. Lyme disease can be transmitted via blood to blood transmission and through sexual transmission.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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