Which Tick Illness?

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Which Tick Illness?
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  1. first seen in cattle
    babesiosis
  2. caused by the Bayesian parasite
    babesiosis
  3. most healthy people that become infected have mild and temporary problems. if you are fighting other infections, are elderly, have a weaker immue system, or if you spleen was revomes, symptoms of this may persist
    babesiosis
  4. symptomsinclude: insidious onset, fatigues, weight-loss, anemia, loss of appetite, drenching night sweats, nuscle aches, headache-can last several days to months
    babesiosis
  5. occurs mainly in coastal areas in the northeastern US, especially offshore island s of New Yokr and massachusetss
    babesiosis
  6. most commonly spread by deer ticks. 10% of Lyme ticks carry this also
    babesiosisf
  7. the parasite attacks the red blood cells
    babesiosis
  8. incubation can take from 1-12 months
    babesiosis
  9. symptoms usually occur in 3-12 days after being bitten
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  10. found in NW US
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  11. no vaccine
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  12. treated with tetracycline
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  13. symptoms:chills, high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and a specifc ROSE COLORED skin rash. rash appears first oon writsts and ankels and spreads into trunck with the spots turning deep read a running togheter
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  14. if left untreated, it is potentially fatal
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  15. symptoms usually occur 3-16 days after being bitten
    Ehrlichiosis
  16. onset of symptom are rapid, developing in just a few housr
    Ehrlichiosis
  17. symptoms: high fever, malaise, confusion, severe headach, muscles and joint aches, chills, cough, nausea, vomitting, lack of appetite, lung infection, occasionally a rash
    Ehrlichiosis
  18. if left untreated, complications can includ:breathing difficulties, mental problems, kidney probelems, CNS involvemnt, including seizures, coma, stiff neck, ligh sensitivinty, cranial nerve palsy, ataxia(loss of coordination.)
    Ehrlichiosis
  19. u pto 62% of people need hospitalization
    Ehrlichiosis
  20. if left untreat it can be fatal (about 2% die)
    Ehrlichiosis
  21. 2-24% lyme ticks also carry this
    Ehrlichiosis
  22. most common cases have occure on Block island and Nantucket. but manycases have also occured in CT, NY, RI, and Penn. and Mass.
    Ehrlichiosis
  23. treatment usually is DOXYCYCLINE. id does not respond to antibiotics used to treat lyme
    Ehrlichiosis
  24. testing:blood test to look for a plat\elet count, a low white blood cell cound and an elevatined liver function
    Ehrlichiosis

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