[at-l] Lyme disease
amy at forinash.net
Tue May 19 19:09:01 CDT 2009
On May 19, 2009, at 7:48 PM, Ken Bennett wrote:
> Ken said that you only get the disease from the nymph, but that's not
> correct! You can indeed get the disease from an adult tick. You are
> just more likely to get it from the nymph because it's tiny and you're
> less likely to find it and pull it off.
> The adult tick isn't all that much bigger. Both are much smaller
> than the usual ticks that people find on themselves. I may have
> exaggerated a little, but I fully understand that Lyme can come from
> both adults and nymphs.
Okay good, I'd hate you to get Lyme disease..
-amy (who has pulled ~20 examples of three different kinds of adult
ticks off of herself in the last few weeks - it is a crazy heavy tick
season this year)
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