Fast Five Quiz: Tick Bites

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


March 11, 2022

Tick bites can transmit a remarkable array of pathogens, including bacteria, spirochetes, rickettsiae, protozoa, viruses, nematodes, and toxins. Ticks are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, both infectious and toxic. A bite can transmit multiple pathogens, a phenomenon that has led to atypical disease presentations. Concerns about tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease are rising. Do you know what to look for when a patient presents with a tick bite, as well as the latest recommendations? Take this short quiz.


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