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How does Lyme disease spread?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: Tick borne
It is transmitted during prolonged blood feeding of the ixodes tick.

In brief: Tick borne
It is transmitted during prolonged blood feeding of the ixodes tick.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
It can also be transmitted to an unborn infant through the placenta, and to a newborn infant through breast milk. There is good reason to believe that Lyme disease can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Yes to the first but no documentation for either of the other proposed modes of transmission
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tick bite
Caused by a spiral bacteria (borrelia burgdorferi), symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash called erythema migrans which expands out like a snakem leaving a pale center. If untreated, infection can spread to joints, heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.
g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.

In brief: Tick bite
Caused by a spiral bacteria (borrelia burgdorferi), symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash called erythema migrans which expands out like a snakem leaving a pale center. If untreated, infection can spread to joints, heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.
g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tick Bite
As grose as it gets, this germ is passed to someone during the processs of being fed on by an infected tick.
The tick caries the germ & during the blood extraction passes the germ to the victum. It is not passed by mosquitos or by chance encounter with people who have the illness.

In brief: Tick Bite
As grose as it gets, this germ is passed to someone during the processs of being fed on by an infected tick.
The tick caries the germ & during the blood extraction passes the germ to the victum. It is not passed by mosquitos or by chance encounter with people who have the illness.
Dr. James Ferguson
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