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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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All Patients with EML had Tick Exposure

Slide 44

July 2010

It seems probable that the EML agent is transmitted by ticks, given that the EML DNA was found in Ixodes scapularis ticks, and all of the patients with EML infection had tick exposure. And in fact, here I have a photograph of one of the patient’s backyards which demonstrates that there is pretty thick foliage and undergrowth present in the backyard which would be an ideal habitat for ticks.

All Patients with EML had Tick Exposure

 


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