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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.



03
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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03
Feb
2012
STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness) Print E-mail

Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI) is also known as Masters Disease. STARI is a disease that looks and acts and is treated like Lyme disease.  The causitive agent of STARI is unknown, although some people think the bacterium, Borrellia lonestari, could be the causitive agent, and...

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03
Feb
2012
Q Fever Print E-mail

Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetti (Cb). Disease can be tick-borne, but most cases result from inhaling Cb-containing dust.  Cattle, sheep and goats are the primary reservoirs...

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04
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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