Wow, this is so scary! And altho I posted this somewhere else, I would like to emphasize it again. Regarding how long a tick would have to be attached to transmit its disease: I have read anywhere from 12-48 hrs.
I personally, factually, know this to be false. The tick that I had attached on Wed of last week could NOT possibly have been attached for 2 hrs, in fact, that's the longest window of time I'm willing to give it, because I believe it was less than that! Whether it was the anesthesia that it injected to prevent me from feeling the bite, or whether it was his saliva to which I had an allergic reaction, it injected SOMETHING. Because I still have a small sore, surrounded by pink and it STILL itches like CRAZY.
So it makes NO SENSE at all that they must be attached for any longer period of time to infect you -- because they HAVE injected into you stuff from inside their nasty, little bacteria infested MF bodies.
WHEN is someone going to gather this valuable evidence from us and freaking USE it to help people???
Suspect TBI in 1972 (date corrected by Mother!) Attacked tonsils, pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day