That's exactly how I got reinfected. I was in town grocery shopping and picked up a tick. It attached under my bra (in the front!!!!) and I couldn't get to it fast enough because of a line for the women's bathroom!! To say I was a little upset when I realized that I was reinfected is a bit of an understatement! I was in town, dang it!!
And, I've talked with people that have never left a 'big city', like LA or NYC, didn't own pets nor were they around other people's pets and they were infected. So avoidance of areas and certain situations just isn't enough. It might have been previously, but these infections are too wide spread and a person can be infected by many more insects than ticks. Mosquitoes and other insects now carry these infections.
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
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)