If you find a tick, "automatically go to the doctor if you suspect it's been feeding for several hours or more," Brassard states. "While most tick pathogens, including Lyme, need at least 12 hours to pass to humans, others, include the relapsing fever (Borrelia), can be transmitted in hours."
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