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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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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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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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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Print E-mail

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii.  Symptoms include headaches, myalgia, and a characteristic rash usually beginning on wrists, ankles, palms and soles. Treatment is usually tetracycline.

 

Ticks that transmit Rocky...

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Tularemia Print E-mail

Tularemia is caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis. Symptoms can include headache, chilliness, vomiting, aching pains, fever, swollen glands, sweating, weight loss, debility.  Infection site develops into an ulcer. Treatment can include streptomycin or...

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