ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 2A

Mar 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

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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