Actually, it's not the deer that you need to worry about
, as they are the same as we are - just a feeding place for the ticks. It's the white footed mouse that is the reservoir for Lyme disease. It's fleas for Bartonella.
If you are still in treatment for Lyme when you get bit, you might have an increase in symptoms for a while, but you will be okay. If you are no longer in treatment and get bit by a tick that has Lyme - you will have Lyme again. That's what happened to me.
I read an article that once you have been infected by one strain of Borrelia, you have immunity from that same strain - but there are over 100 strains of Borrelia that cause human illness - sooooo
Here is a link to that article: www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/strain-specific-lyme-disease-immunity-lasts-years-penn-research-finds
Our only option is to get healed and then take something to prevent another infection, and since these infections can come from mosquitoes and other 'critters', it will be very hard to be proactive otherwise, in my opinion. A person (me) could go for months (3) before they realize (or admit) that they have been reinfected - and that puts you behind already.
Just my two cent for the night!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
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