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Which are the ticks that carry Lyme disease?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Deer ticks & maybe..

The most common carriers of borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes lyme disease, are deer ticks (ixodes scapularis) and their cousin ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick).
There is evidence lone star ticks may transmit it. Other ixodes species may carry it too, as may dog ticks and rocky mountain wood ticks. See http://www.Canlyme.Com/ticks.Html for more info on this.

In brief: Deer ticks & maybe..

The most common carriers of borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes lyme disease, are deer ticks (ixodes scapularis) and their cousin ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick).
There is evidence lone star ticks may transmit it. Other ixodes species may carry it too, as may dog ticks and rocky mountain wood ticks. See http://www.Canlyme.Com/ticks.Html for more info on this.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lymes Disease

The lyme disease bacterium, borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of a deer tick (ixodes scapularis).
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/.

In brief: Lymes Disease

The lyme disease bacterium, borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of a deer tick (ixodes scapularis).
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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