Can mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?


No, mosquitoes cannot carry Lyme disease. Lyme disease is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) which are commonly found in wooded and grassy areas. The bacteria responsible for Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted to humans when an infected tick bites and feeds on the blood of a human host.

Mosquitoes, on the other hand, can transmit other diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, dengue fever, and malaria, but they are not known to transmit Lyme disease.

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