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Sexual Transmission of Lyme Disease & Co-Infections

Shouldn't more people be worried about this...?

Compiled by Melissa Kaplan

Borreliosis (Lyme disease)
Borrelia being the contrary organism that it is, men once again have the advantage, as it were, of being more likely to pass Borrelia on to their female partners than females are to their male parthers...and mothers to their babies while still in the womb or in breast milk.

Spring Brings Tick Threat to Peace Enforcers, JAMA 1996

Epidemiology and clinical similarities of human spirochetal diseases, Rev Inf Dis 1989

Recovery Of Lyme Spirochetes By PCR In Semen and Breast Milk

Lyme Disease: The Unknown Epidemic

Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease: Dermatologic, Cardiac, GI, and Gestational

Reproductive and Developmental Hazards: A Guide for Occupational Health Professionals p. 83

Infections of the Fetus and Newborn Infant

Infectious Origins of Stillbirth

Teratogen Update: Lyme Disease Teratology 2001 (keep in mind the high rate of undiagnosed LD)

2005 Connecticut State Hearing on Mother-Child Transmission



Lyme: A Lover's Disease, Eli Mordecai Ph.D, MDL Labs

Raphael Stricker MD on Lyme Disease, KTVU News video 2003



Fatal experimental transplacental Babesia gibsoni infections in dogs. 2005




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