New Tick-Borne Illness Discovered

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Researchers have discovered a new tick-borne illness, caused by Borrelia miyamotoi, whose symptoms are similar to that of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, but that does not respond to conventional doxycycline in the same way.

Patients with the new illness, due to Borrelia miyamotoi, presented much like the others, with patients complaining of acute febrile illness, with myalgia, headache, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated hepatic aminotransferase levels.

via New Tick-Borne Illness Discovered.


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