Ticks responsible for transmitting lymes can preserve the infection all through their life and are capable to transmit the infection to subsequent healthy hosts.
Adult ticks usually do not transmit the spirochete on the subsequent generation.
My personal experience and treatment for Lymes disease helped me to apprehend the query of lymes disease transmission. Based on my experience and research, I can answer the question now.
Actually, lymes disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a member of the corkscrew shaped bacteria family, referred as spirochetes, whereas, ticks are responsible for the conduction of lymes disease transmission.
Ticks pass through four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. They grow from one life stage to another by molting each of the last three stages that demand a blood meal. In case, ticks feed on an already infected host animal, they are also infected.
Ticks responsible for transmitting lymes disease can preserve the infection all through their life and are capable to transmit the infection to subsequent healthy hosts. This ability to transmit the infection on other healthy hosts makes them infective. Adult ticks usually do not transmit the spirochete on the subsequent generation.
The Western blacklegged ticks are responsible for transmitting lymes disease in North America. The rest of the nation refers to them as blacklegged ticks. People also refer blacklegged ticks as “deer” ticks.
Other Transmission Role:
Further, I found that, ticks transmit lymes disease to humans during the nymphal stage, and this is perhaps because, nymphs are hardly ever visible on a person’s body because of their small size. Hence, nymphs usually possess plenty of time to feed and transmit the lymes disease.
I still remember the first time I contacted with Lymes. The place was shrubs and grasses, when I was rejoicing some golf shots. Hence, I craved myself to verify the role of shrubby and grassy areas for the transmission of Limes disease.
Fortunately, I found that ticks usually search for host animals, from the tips of shrubs and grasses to transmit lymes disease contents, who brush against the green vegetation.
Ticks normally affix themselves in body areas covered with hair, such as scalp, groin, and armpits. Nevertheless, ticks can also attach under watchbands and waistbands, and in several other body locations.
Ticks nourish on blood by inserting their mouthparts into the skin of a host. They are gradual feeders, and a complete blood meal can take around 3-5 days for successfully transmitting lymes disease in a healthy host.
I also came to know that, lymes disease could spread through blood transfusion or via some other sort of contact with infected urine or blood, but there is no documentation of any such limes disease transmission event.