Lyme Disease To Humans

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Dogs may be fun, protective, and thoughtful, but did you know that you can contract diseases from them? “If we're not careful we can get more than love from our dogs. By this I mean diseases. Because dogs can transmit various conditions and diseases to humans, you should think twice before sharing an ice cream cone with your dog or kissing him.” (Dogasaur, p. 1).
There are many different diseases and sicknesses that can be transmitted through being with your dog. Fortunately, most of the common diseases contracted from dogs can be treated quickly and easily. People need to be more careful about their dogs and the diseases that can be contracted because they can affect humans with almost the same amount of effect that they have on dogs. One
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Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks, which can easily be contracted by dogs, since ticks are a common issue. According to Dogasaur, the Author of “5 Diseases Dogs Can Pass to Their Owners,” that “Even though dogs can't transmit Lyme disease to humans, we can still contract this condition through our dogs. How is this possible? One word: TICKS! Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease and since they can often be found on dogs, owners can develop the disease if they're bitten by an infected tick. Within 2 weeks of developing Lyme disease, you may notice a rash that resembles a bulls-eye target” (Dogasaur, p. 8). People with Lyme Disease may also run a fever, but in some cases, people that are infected with Lyme Disease may show no symptoms for the first few weeks. Also, PetMD says that “many dogs who develop Lyme disease have recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. Sometimes the lameness lasts for only three to four days but recurs days to weeks later, either in the same leg or in other legs. This is known as ‘shifting-leg lameness.’ One or more joints may be swollen, warm, and painful.” (Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs, p.
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