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Posted by: tanya | 2012-05-17

tick bite fever

where in a ticks life cycle can it make you sick if you get bitten?
From baby or only when the ticks reaches a certain stage?

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Dear Tanya,
Only if the Tick is infected itself can it pass on the infection which is a gram negative bacteria from the genus Rickettsia.Ticks are excellent vectors for disease transmission consequently, tick-borne diseases are common. More than 800 species of these obligate blood-sucking creatures inhabit the planet. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease,Ticks can carry and transmit a remarkable array of pathogens, including bacteria, spirochetes, rickettsiae, protozoa, viruses, nematodes, and toxins. A single tick bite can transmit multiple pathogens
Regards Pete

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Posted by: Travel expert | 2012-05-22

Dear Tanya,
Only if the Tick is infected itself can it pass on the infection which is a gram negative bacteria from the genus Rickettsia.Ticks are excellent vectors for disease transmission consequently, tick-borne diseases are common. More than 800 species of these obligate blood-sucking creatures inhabit the planet. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease,Ticks can carry and transmit a remarkable array of pathogens, including bacteria, spirochetes, rickettsiae, protozoa, viruses, nematodes, and toxins. A single tick bite can transmit multiple pathogens
Regards Pete

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