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What is the possibility for a family of 6 people to all have Lyme disease and Leptospiroses? and why?

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Depends where you reside
Lyme disease is transmitted from ticks so is mostly a rural or suburban areas bordering on rural areas problem
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread mainly by contact with water or soil contaminated by the waste water (P**ss)of infected animals
it can be contacted by swimming or wading in fresh unchlorinated water creeks , water troughs, puddles contaminated with animal waste water or by coming into contact with wet plants or soil that has been contaminated with animal waste water
that is to say swimming in creeks ,gardening , eating vegetable straight from the garden can transmit the disease
again more common in the rural areas where there are free roaming animals
all the details are on the web sites by going google and typing in --leptospirosis

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