While there are still many things we don’t
know about Lyme disease, we are pretty confident on the method of transmission.
The bacteria that causes the disease, borrelia
burgdorferi, is spread through tick bites. Although there has been some evidence of Lyme being transmitted from mother to baby in the womb, and possibly through the blood transfusion mechanic, the predominant way that Lyme infects humans is through direct
physical contact with ticks. Lyme is a particularly debilitating disease,
especially in its chronic form, so learning how to best avoid contracting it in
the first place is one of the best forms of education. People who might have a
higher risk of contracting Lyme disease should be aware of what to look out
for, and how to avoid putting themselves in danger.
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