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Vector Insect(s) - Groundhog Tick, Deer Tick (Black-Legged Tick)

Most common in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. There are still no vaccines or medications to prevent or treat the virus.

Serious Side Effects

Neurological damage and sometimes death.

Symptoms appear

One week to one month after a bite.

Treatments

People with severe illness often need to be hospitalized. Treatment may include respiratory support, intravenous fluids, and medications to reduce swelling in the brain.

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