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You could be sharing a friendship or love with someone who has Lyme infection at this very moment. Fortunately the only way to contract this contagion is for the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, to enter your blood stream, where your body begins to produce antigens in order to combat the infection, by the bite of various species of ticks. So don’t worry, you can still hug your companion without becoming infected!

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