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Other Tick-borne Diseases

Human Ehrlichiosis
Cause Ehrlichia chaffeensis transmitted by ticks
Symptoms Acute fever with headache, muscle ache and nausea
Treatment Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer.
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves.
Other Facts In 1991 there were 262 cases and 4 deaths reported in four states in the United States, mostly occurring in Missouri and Oklahoma
 
Powassan Encephalitis
Cause Flavivirus transmitted by ticks
Symptoms Sudden onset of fever, sore throat, sleepiness, headache and disorientation
Encephalitis, meningitis and partial paralysis may develop.
Treatment Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer.
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves.
Other Facts Animal hosts include marmots, sciurid rodents, rabbits, hares, carnivores and birds.
Only 19 cases have been reported, which were in New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario and Quebec
 
Babesiosis
Description Protozoan disease
Location Coastal areas of New England and adjacent offshore islands
Cause Transmitted by wild rodents, especially white-footed mice.
Symptoms Gradual onset of fever, sweating, loss of appetite, fatigue, general muscle ache and possible prolonged anemia.
Treatment Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer.
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves.


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