One tick bite can give people more than one tick-borne disease (co-infection). In addition to Lyme disease, here are some other tick-borne diseases found in the US.
Meat allergy caused by lone star tick bite.
The tick's saliva triggers immune response to a carbohydrate, alpha-gal, found in red meat.
Symptoms: Develop 3-4 hours after exposure. Anaphylaxis.
Discovered in humans in 2009 in the state of Montana.
Found to date also in Texas and Oklahoma.
Transmitted by lone star tick. Caused by Phlebovirus.
Symptoms: Fever, Leucopenia (decrease in the number of total white blood cells count), Thrombocytopenia (low platelet).
Testing: viral RNA by reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction on blood or tissue
or 2) a ≥4-fold rise in virus-specific plaque reduction neutralization antibody titers between acute and convalescent serum specimens.
Treatment: None, 10 cases, 2 deaths to date (9/14)*d Virus
One case to date, in Bourbon County, Kansas, USA.
Transmission: tick perhaps biting insects
Symptoms: Fever, headache, tiredness, rash, other body aches, nausea, vomiting, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.
No treatment except for symptoms.
Caused by a neurotoxin secreted by American dog, Rocky Mt. wood, deer/blacklegged and lone star ticks.
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Rickettsia species 364D
Found in Northern CA & Pacific Coast
Transmitted by Pacific Coast tick
Symptoms: Fever, eschar(s) [Eschar is dead tissue that falls off (sheds) from healthy skin.]
Multiple infections may be transmitted from the bite of the same tick.