ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 2A


ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 2A

2) A–Incorrect.

Although most controlled studies show that Borrelia burgdorferi requires about two days of tick attachment and feeding before transmission, 5 other tick-borne disease agents, most notably Rickettsia rickettsii, the agent that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever, may transmit in as little as six hours after attachment. 6,7

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