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Need tick-borne disease

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013....disease


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Great just what we need!  What good are ticks anyway? Everyone always worries about bears getting them but it's more than likely it  will be the little things that actually do kill us.
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And here I was thinking you were starting this thread because the mosquitoes are so bad here already.  :;):

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This was front-page news in NJ, of course.  I wonder how prevalent it will be.  Since it's the same tick species, it could well spread pretty quickly through the midatlantic region.
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This was front-page news in NJ, of course.  I wonder how prevalent it will be.  Since it's the same tick species, it could well spread pretty quickly through the midatlantic region.

I'm guessing the same range of that species, so it better mind itself and stay put!!

Seems the bacteria can get through the blood brain barrier - nasty stuff.


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No biggie. Tx is same as Lyme and the only symptom difference is a relapsing fever...which might actually make it easier to pick up on exam.

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No biggie. Tx is same as Lyme and the only symptom difference is a relapsing fever...which might actually make it easier to pick up on exam.

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Yeah, but coming up negative on a Lyme test will get many people sent home untreated unless their symptoms are acute.  It hasn't been so long since people with long-untreated Lyme had great difficulty finding somebody who could recognize and deal with it.
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No biggie. Tx is same as Lyme and the only symptom difference is a relapsing fever...which might actually make it easier to pick up on exam.

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Yeah, but coming up negative on a Lyme test will get many people sent home untreated unless their symptoms are acute.  It hasn't been so long since people with long-untreated Lyme had great difficulty finding somebody who could recognize and deal with it.

Yeah. My cousin in Meeteetse was treated for a lot of different things like diabetes before anyone even suspected a tick borne disease.

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Speaking as an ecocentric, humans are a vastly underutilized resource in the ecosystem. Lots of parasites will adapt to make use of all that flesh and blood. It would probably be good for the gene pool if there were some predators, say velocioraptors to weed out the slow runners and those that are weak of mind.  ;-)

Personally I hate the turkey mites. They don't carry a bad disease (I don't think), but they make me wish that I only had chiggers.


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Personally I hate the turkey mites. They don't carry a bad disease (I don't think), but they make me wish that I only had chiggers.

I can't imagine anything that could bring on such a wish.
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Personally I hate the turkey mites. They don't carry a bad disease (I don't think), but they make me wish that I only had chiggers.

I can't imagine anything that could bring on such a wish.

+1, and I've had chiggers <shivers>

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Personally I hate the turkey mites. They don't carry a bad disease (I don't think), but they make me wish that I only had chiggers.

I can't imagine anything that could bring on such a wish.

That idea makes me want to fumigate my house with permethrin.

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