The Debate about how Lyme Disease is Transmitted?

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Transmission of Lyme Disease

How long does a Tick have to be Attached to Transmit Lyme Disease?

The CDC Says:

“In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.” http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html

But this is simply Not true: Transmission can happen quicker.

What Bugs Transmit Lyme Disease?

According to the CDC:

“There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice.” http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/

However:

Research Shows:
Studies do show that other bugs carry Lyme Disease. It also shows that many of the co infections can be passed through other bugs too.  More studies are necessary to prove that these other vectors can pass Lyme to humans.

So Why does the CDC Say:

“Ticks not known to transmit Lyme disease include Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).” http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/

When Research Shows:

And don’t forget the Co infections

Is Lyme Disease Sexually Transmitted?

Then the CDC says:

“There is no credible scientific evidence that Lyme disease can be spread from person-to-person through sexual contact. The biology of the Lyme spirochete is not consistent with sexual transmission, attempts to demonstrate sexual transmission in infected animals have all failed, and there has not been a single, adequately documented case of sexual transmission of Lyme disease reported in the scientific literature.” http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/faq/

Yet there are these studies that show otherwise:

Can Lyme Disease be Passed Congenitally or through Breastfeeding?

The CDC says:

“Lyme disease acquired during pregnancy may lead to infection of the placenta and possible stillbirth; however, no negative effects on the fetus have been found when the mother receives appropriate antibiotic treatment. There are no reports of Lyme disease transmission from breast milk.” (From http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/)

Research seems to prove othewise.

Can I get Lyme Disease through a Blood Transfusion?

The CDC Says:

“Although no cases of Lyme disease have been linked to blood transfusion, scientists have found that the Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation. Individuals being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic should not donate blood. Individuals who have completed antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease may be considered as potential blood donors. Information on the current criteria for blood donation is available on the Red Cross website External Web Site Icon.”

Research Shows:

While research might not show Lyme Disease has been transmitted “YET,” there are several people claiming they got infected  through a blood transmission. There is research showing spirochetes have been found in the blood stored for transfusions. Several of the co infections such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Erlichiosis have now been proven to be transmitted.

Expanded Study Confirms that Lyme Disease May Be Sexually Transmitted

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