Case Study 2
Boy with Fever and Rash
Question 3 of 6
How is Lyme disease usually transmitted?
B. Contact with lesion of infected person
Spread of the disease by any route other than introduction of B. burgdorferi into the blood stream by an infected tick is highly unlikely. Borrelia burgdorferi is a very "fragile" organism. It requires specific conditions for it's growth and survival which are present in the tick or it's mammalian host (lower oxygen levels, many nutrients.)
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Tuesday, August 4, 1998
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