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jennygump31
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Do the lonestar ticks carry lyme?
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Yes, lonestar ticks carry lyme. It may be a different strain and is sometimes called Master's disease. It is often missed on Western Blot tests which test for the eastern strain of Lyme.

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This is the great debate right now between those of us that see people in our neighborhoods developing bull's eye rashes in our area and yet the health dep't. does not feel it is Lyme.

I can tell you this, whether it is Lyme or not, Lone Star Ticks carry nasty stuff...it has been proven they carry ehrlichia and bartonella...and both have been implicated now in entering the Central Nervous System.

We know that whatever the heck they carry antibiotics fights it.

So stay tuned...maybe one of these days we will have isolated the specific strain of lyme that is being carried by lone star ticks but until then thousands are moving to our area every year under the premise that lyme doesn't exist here in NC at least...makes me sick, literally and figuritively. [Wink]

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Fordham University's Calder Ecology Center in Suburban NY, Westchester County, which is a research center that tracks the movement of ticks and the things they carry, said last week that Lone Stars are being counted more frequently in lower NYS and they carry a nasty form of Ehrlichiosis.

But think about it. If the initial deer ticks are feeding on the same animals which other parasites feed on aren't they exchanging new ingredients in their cocktail of diseases and passing them on to the next host -- which could be any one of us????

if that is true, then any tick in the neighborhood could be carrying the same thing -- or any mosquito or other biting insect...

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I have a Lyme group in Houston. We recently had a person from the TX Dept of Health talk about Lyme disease. He was doing a tick study between 90-92. The study did show a small % of the ticks (lone star) did carry lyme. He even got Lyme while doing this, suffered for yrs before he got the proper testing.

Nothing was done with the test results from that study. Another cover up! He said that TX has 5 different types of ticks and that 4 of the 5 types carry Lyme, even fleas carry lyme. But yet the public isn't hearing about it, the Media just wants to talk about West Nile Virue or the Bird Flu. [shake]

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all Ticks suck blood -

I think Any bug that sucks
your blood can pass it on

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I found a female dead on my dog and since I had/have lyme it was interesting to actually see the female with the white dot.

When I contracted it I believe it was off the babies. I believe I hit a nest and that is why I had four bullseyes on my legs and never saw the ticks.

They need to make Frontline Plus for humans. It work well on my dog.

Anyway. Thanks for the information. I was not sure if it was only deer ticks that carried lyme.

All the different kinds if ticks get me confused. But being confused is not that hard for me anyway. At least I still have my humor......

Again Thanks

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One of my 10 yo girls was bite 2 times by one of these 4 weeks ago and still has huge welts from the bites.

They carry starry disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis; as well as lyme.

It was a large fat female and gross.

My daughter has been tested and we are waiting for results. The tick body was paper like and ripped. Not sure if it is normally like that or if it became that way after feeding on blood full of flagyl and azithromycin. It was very difficult to remove because it just tore into pieces but stayed imbedded.

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