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Infectious Diseases

Lyme disease from deer meat

12/26/2001

Question:

Is it possible for lyme disease to be contracted from eating meat from a deer which has been infected with lyme disease?

Answer:

Lyme Disease is usually transmitted by ticks associated with deer, not the meat of the deer.

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Response by:

Gary   Roselle, MD Gary Roselle, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati