Can you get Lyme Disease from eating wild game?

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (via WSYR-TV) — The answer: no.

A SUNY ESF professor says that a deer’s blood has developed a component that actually will kill bacteria that spreads Lyme disease.

In a statement, the CDC says:

You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but CDC recommends, in keeping with general food safety principles, that you always cook meat thoroughly.

Centers for Disease Control

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