I passed this on to an entomology friend of mine and he
gave the following response.
>> From: Tony Halmarack <Tony at halmarax.demon.co.uk>
>> Subject: Tick induced Lymes disease?
>> Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 16:39:09 +0100
>>>> A friend of mine who spends a lot of time in bracken has
>> recently been told by the doctor that he has contracted
>> Lymes disease from a tick bite.
>> The doctor wasn't very informative about this condition.
>> Please can someone provide information on this subject.
>> or give a pointer to other info sources?
Sorry I did not reply right away; I was at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention in Atlanta. The CDC is also the place to contact for the
above question. They have an informative brochure and a telephone request
system. I don't have the number handy for the request system but it is
probably on the WWW at
Hope this helps.
:James F. Mahaffy e-mail: mahaffy at dordt.edu
Biology Department phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250