Published on Dec 7, 2016
The Madison Area Lyme Support Group hosts the IGeneX Lab to present information regarding testing of tick-borne illnesses. 2 Hours long
Transmission Time: Only one study done on Mice. At 24 hours every tick had transmitted to the mice; however, in the following video microbiologist Holly Ahern explains how this information has been inappropriately used for the widely held belief that if you pull a tick off before 24 hours you won’t get infected. No human studies have been done and animal studies have proven that transmission can occur in under 16 hours and it occurs frequently in under 24 hours. https://www.dovepress.com/lyme-borreliosis-a-review-of-data-on-transmission-time-after-tick-atta-peer-reviewed-article-IJGM
Bob Giguere of IGeneX states a case by Dr. Jones of a little girl who went outside to play about 8:30a.m. and came inside at 10:30 with an attached tick above her right eye. By 2 o’clock, she had developed the facial palsy. At the hospital she was told it couldn’t be Lyme as the tick hadn’t been attached long enough. They offered a neuro-consult…..
By 4pm she couldn’t walk or talk.
Dr. Jones met the family in his office on a Saturday, gave her an intramuscular injection of antibiotics and within 2 hours the palsy was gone. He continued her treatment for approximately 4 weeks.
I think not.
Do not believe what the “experts” tell you about transmission times!