Re: Lyme Disease After Processing My Own Deer and Pig Meat?
Nope, that's not how lyme disease is spread. It's spread by insect bites.
Now, if you hunted in an area where lyme disease is prevalent, and a lot of deer blood got into your mouth, or an open wound, THAT could cause lyme disease. (Of course, you could also have been bitten by a tick while hunting, which is more likely.)
However, you CAN catch assorted parasites from undercooked wild game, so next time, wear gloves or thoroughly wash your hands afterward, and clean your work area.