[at-l] Lyme disease

Amy Forinash 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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