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Can Lyme disease be spread through anything besides ticks?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: YES

About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick.
There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be spread by biting flies- see http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199006143222415 many believe it can also be spread by mosquitoes, fleas & spiders, though this is unproven. Many feel it can be sexually transmitted & spread by moms to babies in utero.

In brief: YES

About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick.
There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be spread by biting flies- see http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199006143222415 many believe it can also be spread by mosquitoes, fleas & spiders, though this is unproven. Many feel it can be sexually transmitted & spread by moms to babies in utero.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Blood transfusion

You can get this spirochaete from transfer of blood by transfusion or shared needle use.

In brief: Blood transfusion

You can get this spirochaete from transfer of blood by transfusion or shared needle use.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lyme disease

Typically it is simply transmitted through the ixodes tick bite infected with the borrelia bacterium.

In brief: Lyme disease

Typically it is simply transmitted through the ixodes tick bite infected with the borrelia bacterium.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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