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Lone Star Tick Does Not Spread Lyme Disease

The Lone Star tick, for many years has been guilty by association of spreading the tick borne illness, Lyme disease. However, this tiny critter has recently been put in the clear and a verdict of ‘not guilty’ has been reached when it comes to being the cause in transmission of this debilitating illness. Here’s an article with more information:-

Lone star ticks not guilty in spread of Lyme disease

The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis). Often presumed guilty by association is the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). However, a new review of three decades’ worth of research concludes the latter should be exonerated: While lone star ticks are guilty of transmitting bacteria that cause several human illnesses, the scientific evidence says Lyme disease is not one of them.

This discovery does not mean that we can be complacent when it comes to protecting ourselves against this particular species of tick. They still carry a myriad of bacteria and are still a huge threat to our health. Also, if you’re a meat lover, here’s another reason to be aware.

Ticks, although tiny, can make a huge impact. The bacteria that they can spread to not only human beings but animals too, can cause misery for many and alarmingly can also be life threatening. What is also frightening is that the disease can go undetected.

BUGBEAR Woman, 25, ‘facing a death sentence’ after bug bite ’20 years ago’ leaves her battling Lyme disease

A WOMAN has been left wheelchair-bound and fears she is facing a death sentence after a tick bite left her battling Lyme disease. Juliet Rose, 25, was diagnosed with the debilitating condition last year but believes she has suffered with the condition since she was four years old after being bitten while playing outside.

You can be anywhere in the world and these critters will always be a threat, so wherever you are, please make sure you are protected from ticks at all times.

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