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I can't think of any pathogenic organisms that are completely resistant to the immune system. Some bacteria that cause chronic diseases (e.g. tuberculosis) are relatively resistant, and a handful of viruses (e.g. spumaviruses) are relatively invisible, but the nature of pathogen transmission would mean that completely resistant organisms would spread through ...


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Mosquitoes are not only vulnerable to infection, themselves, but that vulnerabilty is being used as a potential way to control their population and mitigate the effects of their bites. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes spread several human-borne diseases through bites, including dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever. To reduce their numbers, ...


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Where did you get the idea that flies and mosquitos don't have diseases? Granted, you won't find much information with a Google search because of the anthropocentristic bias of the humans who write the web pages, but I'm pretty sure they do. Even bacteria have diseases: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteriophage They certainly have predators, for ...


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My understanding of this is that the ring is caused by dissemination of the Lyme spirochetes (Borrelia) through the skin out from the initial site of infection. I agree that the clear area seems a bit mysterious, but I have always assumed by analogy to fungal rings (e.g. Tinea corporis [ringworm]) that it represents areas where the bacteria have been ...


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Another example where coinfections are common is with tick-borne illnesses. One 2006 review suggests that in some regions of North America the prevalence of Ixodes ticks carrying two pathogens may be up to 28% and that from 4-45% of humans with Lyme disease also appear to have ehrlichiosis or babesiosis(Coinfections Acquired from Ixodes Ticks).


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