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Other Tick-Borne Diseases

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.



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Babesiosis Print E-mail

Babesiosis is a Malaria-like illness caused by a parasite, Babesia microti, B. duncani, B. divergens, MO-1.  

It is sometimes fatal in the elderly or those with no spleen.

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2012
Bartonellosis (AKA Bartonella Illness) Print E-mail

Bartonellosis is a disease caused by several Bartonella species transmitted either by a flea or a tick bite, cat scratch or lice. (Bartonella Henselae and/or perhaps other...

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Feb
2012
Colorado Tick Fever Print E-mail

Colorado tick fever (CTF) is a disease caused by a virus, Colorado tick fever virus (CTFV). Symptoms, which are often non-specific, may include fever, chills, headache, musculo-skeletal pain, and malaise. In a small percent of cases, a spotted rash occurs.  PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)

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2012
Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis Print E-mail

Scientists used to separate ehrlichiosis into two entities caused by the bacterium Ehrlichia: Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE).  After futher study, they determined that HGE is actually caused by a bacterium...

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Feb
2012
Powassan Encephalitis Print E-mail

Powassa Ensephalitis is caused by a flavi virus, Powassan (POW), transmitted by the Ixodes cookei, Ixodes marxi, Ixodes spinipalpus, and Dermacentor andersoni ticks. May possibly be transmitted by Ixodes scapularis. Symptoms usually begin suddenly 7-14 days following infection, and include...

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