Is Lyme disease contagious?

Lyme disease is not contagious, meaning it cannot be spread from person to person through direct contact such as touching, kissing, or sexual contact. The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks. Once a person is infected, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, but it cannot be spread to other people.

It's important to note that not all tick bites result in infection, so not everyone who gets bitten by an infected tick will develop Lyme disease. It's also important to take preventive measures such as wearing protective clothing and using tick repellent when spending time in wooded or grassy areas to avoid tick bites and the risk of contracting Lyme disease.

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