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Tick-Borne Disease

Lyme Disease

This bacterial infection is caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick.  It is common infection especially in wooded areas, such as Wisconsin.
Lymes Disease Rash  Symptoms of Lyme Disease:
  • Red, expanding rash.  Rash usually feels warm to the touch but is rarely itchy or painful and can have a bulls-eye appearance
  • Fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes
Lyme Disease Fact Sheet Series - WI Department of Public health

Other Tick Borne Illnesses

Ehrlichiosis:

Ehrlichiosis is a group of diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Typical symptoms include: fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. Usually, these symptoms occur within 1-2 weeks following a tick bite. Symptoms usually occur within 7-10 days after a tick bite.
Attached Tick 
BABESIOSIS:
Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells and are spread by certain ticks. Many people who are infected do not have symptoms, for those who do effective treatment is available.
ANAPLASMOSIS:
Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected deer or blacklegged tick. Illness occurs within 1-2 weeks after exposure to an infected tick. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle pain, severe headache, and fatigue.
 Tick Prevention and Control
TICK-BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION- WI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
TICK-BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 


For more information about tick-borne diseases, please contact:

Eau Claire City County Health Department - 715-839-4718

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