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Tick borne Diseases

 Lyme disease  --   Babesiosis  --  Anaplasmosis  --  Rocky Mountain fever  --Ehrlichioss

Blacklegged ticks also known as Deer Ticks carry Lyme Disease, Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. 

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms typically include fever, rash, headache and fatigue. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system. 

Babesiosis is an infection of red blood cells by microscopic parasites. Many people infected do not show symptoms and will not need treatment. But, for people who are symptomatic, there is effective treatment.

Anaplasmosis presents as flu like symptoms and can be treated with Doxycycline. This disease becomes severe if not treated promptly and can lead to respiratory failure, bleeding problems, organ failure and death.

American Dog Ticks carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER is one of the deadliest tick borne diseases. It is a bacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. Most people who get sick with RMSF will have a fever, headache, and rash. RMSF can be deadly if not treated early with the right antibiotic.

TULAREMIA can be life threatening if not treated promptly with antibiotics. Symptoms can include skin ulcers and swelling of regional lymph glands.

LONE STAR TICK CARRIES EHRLICHIOSIS AND Rocky Mountain  spotted FEVER and tularemia

EHRILCHIOSIS is a disease caused by bacteria from tick bites. It's symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches and upset stomach. Doxycycline is used to treat this disease.