Have you been bitten by a partially fed tick? - Daniel Cameron MD

How long must a tick be attached in order to transmit Lyme? 48 hours, 36 hours, 24 or less? In reviewing the literature in animal models, Cook (2014) found that “transmission can occur in less than 16 hours, and the minimum attachment time for transmission of infection has never been established," especially if the tick has partially fed. This has important implications for pet owners.
Many public health agencies, including the CDC, assure the public that a tick must…
danielcameronmd.com|De Dr. Daniel Cameron