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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
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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06
May
2015
Heartland Virus Print E-mail

Heartland Phlebovirus

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...

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06
May
2015
Meat Allergy/alpha-gal Print E-mail

Meat Allergy/alpha-gal  

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...

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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 7to 14 days following infection, 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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