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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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2012
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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Feb
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. 

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Feb
2012
Colorado Tick Fever Print E-mail

Colorado tick fever (CTF) is a disease caused by an RNA virus, Colorado tick fever virus (CTFV).  

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Feb
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 7to 14 days following infection, and...

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