6 Common Tick-Borne Diseases

Common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, relapsing fever, and babesiosis. Lyme Disease Lyme disease is an infection spread by the bite of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, stiff neck, fever, muscle or joint pain, swelling, and sometimes an expanding red rash. If a […]

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Facts about Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-borne diseases including Lyme can attack virtually any system in the body. Some of the first symptoms may include a flu-like condition, with fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, achiness, and fatigue. Other symptoms can include pain in various joints and muscles, neurological problems, heart involvement, problems with vision or hearing, migraines, low-grade fever, or other symptoms. […]

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Tick-Borne Diseases Are No Walk in the Park

Recently I posted a two-part series on ticks and Lyme disease based on information from the non-profit Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center: Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Ticks…And Stay Disease-Free Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation are also spreading the […]

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Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Ticks…And Stay Disease-Free

Blacklegged ticks (also known as Deer ticks) take two years to complete their life cycle and are found predominately in deciduous forest. Their distribution relies greatly on the distribution of its reproductive host, white-tailed deer. Both nymph and adult stages transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis. Following are the top 5 things […]

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