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Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis

Vector Insect(s) - Lone Star Tick

Most common in the Midwest, Southeast, and South Central U.S., the disease is caused by bacteria spread by lone star ticks. Symptoms of the disease are similar to anaplasmosis, sometimes making it difficult to distinguish between the two. Prompt treatment with antibiotics can greatly reduce the risk of serious complications.

Serious Side Effects

In rare cases, difficulty breathing, bleeding disorders, and death.

Symptoms appear

Seven to 14 days after a bite.

Treatments

The antibiotic doxycycline as soon as symptoms appear.

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