ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 2B

Mar 01, 2009
By staff

2) B–Incorrect.

Borrelia burgdorferi does have a postattachment delay in transmission of infection-competent bacteria. 5 However, other tick-borne disease agents, including R. rickettsii, the agent that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever, can move from ticks to animals within four to 12 hours of attachment. 6,7

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