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Tick Borne Diseases

Ticks can carry a variety of diseases depending on their geographic location.  To make matters worse at tick can carry more than 1 pathogen so that a victim can potentially be infected by multiple pathogens at the same time.

Tick Bourne Diseases

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Borrelia mayonii
  • Borrellia miyamotoi
  • Colorado tick fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Heartland virus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Powassan disease
  • Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis
  • Rocky Mountian spotted fever
  • STARI (Souther tick-associated rash illness)
  • Tickborn relapsing fever (TBRF)
  • Tularemia
  • 364D rickettsiosis

For more information on the above diseases please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html

 

General Symptoms of Tick Borne Illness
Each type of tick transmitted illness has its own specific symptoms, but they all include the following:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Aches & Pains/Headache
  • Rash – Timing of the rash and appearance will vary

For more information on symptoms visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/symptoms.html

It is important to seek treatment immediately from your physician if you believe that you have been infected with a tick transmitted illness.  If left untreated the patient could suffer life-long complications or even death.  The typical treatment is a course of antibiotics.  Antibiotic treatments have been proven to be extremely effective in treating tick borne illnesses.

 

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