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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 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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03
Feb
2012
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...
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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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27
Oct
2014
Tick paralysis Print E-mail

Tick paralysis

Caused by a neurotoxin secreted by American dog, Rocky Mt. wood, deer/blacklegged and lone star ticks. 

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