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Can lone star ticks carry Lyme disease?
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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes: And make U sick
Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read.
I learned that ticks usually must be attached for at least 24 hours before there is risk of getting lyme, but not so for the lone star tick...In less than 24 hours of attachment you could get iinfected. The white spot on the tick is easy to see, so get to your md quickly.

In brief: Yes: And make U sick
Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read.
I learned that ticks usually must be attached for at least 24 hours before there is risk of getting lyme, but not so for the lone star tick...In less than 24 hours of attachment you could get iinfected. The white spot on the tick is easy to see, so get to your md quickly.
Dr. Allen Fein
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Lyme disease
Lyme is only carried by the ixodes tick.

In brief: Lyme disease
Lyme is only carried by the ixodes tick.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
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