Tuesday, May 08, 2007

MINNESOTA NEWS: Lyme, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, Oh My!

You probably already know deer ticks can spread lyme disease; but now, there's new concerns about the tiny insects. Health officials are issuing a warning that deer ticks can spread more than just lyme disease.

Minnesota's Health Department says deer ticks can also spread human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Symptoms of both diseases include high fever, muscle aches, chills, and headaches.

Health officials say they expect the number of people infected to go up. The elderly, or those with compromised immune systems, are the most vulnerable for infection.

Source: http://wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=6478976&nav=KoJE

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