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Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bite can lead to LD

Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks.
Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ.

In brief: Bite can lead to LD

Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks.
Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Named after Lyme,conn. where it was first discovered.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice

In brief: It's not

A tick bite is not called lyme disease.
Ld is an infection that can be transmitted via some ticks.

In brief: It's not

A tick bite is not called lyme disease.
Ld is an infection that can be transmitted via some ticks.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
Dr. Gregory Neyman
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