The causative agent (the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria) in Lyme disease is
found in mosquitoes, horse flies and deer flies. Whether it transfers to humans and pets is unkown at this time.
They never did any studies on it.
"Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall any rash. Although
the erythema migrans (EM) or “bull’s-eye” rash is considered classic, it is not the most common
dermatologic manifestation of early-localized Lyme infection. Atypical forms of this rash are seen far more commonly. It is
important to know that the EM rash is pathognomonic of Lyme disease and requires no further verification prior to starting
an appropriate course of antibiotic therapy."
Click the Tick Photo Courtesy of San Joaquin Mosquito & Vector Control District, CA to see more tick pictures
IFA (1:40) stain of AA Tick from the Masters Tree Farm Courtsey of Dr. Edwin Masters
Illinois Lyme Disease Network P.O. Box 1824 Centralia, IL 62801
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