Well, my doc highly disagrees because he says it cant be contracted this way, and he seems to think ive had Lyme and bart for around 10yrs. Ive been sick for 2. A few months before it started, I was hunting deer. I know for a fact, at this time period, I was not bit. Temps were so cold and ticks werent out and about. Though the deer are loaded that time of year.
Anyhow, I shot a huge buck and started field dressing it. I wear field dressing gloves on top of cotton gloves while field dressing. Its usually too cold to go without the cotton glove. I was half way done when I slipped the cut my finger. So I took off the gloves and finished bare hands. The deers blood definitely got mixed with mine.
As I said, doc says theres no scientific proof that the bacteria can be contracted in this fashion. I seem to think otherwise. I dont think its far fetched to think the deer carried the bacteria in his blood supply and transferred it to me via the cut finger. If the bacteria can be transferred through sexual contact, why not through deers blood?
Actually, I've read of other hunters that this has happened to!! It's not many, but I believe I've read 3 or 4 stories like this.
I agree with Trader. If something has lyme in there blood and it gets transfused with your blood, the bacteria are not going to say "oh wait, we are not allowed to transfer this way, so we just wont, because doctors said we can't do this".
That makes zero sense.
I dont discount any form of transmission any longer. Each day new patients are reporting no bite, not around ticks or mosquitos, etc etc.....science is so far behind on this issue, and even though more studies are being done, doesnt seem like we're gaining much headway.