peter krause http://ripr.org en New tick-borne disease causes recurring fever, flu http://ripr.org/post/new-tick-borne-disease-causes-recurring-fever-flu <p>There’s a new tick-borne disease in town.</p><p>It’s like Lyme disease and has recently been spotted in the Northeastern United States, as well as in a few parts of the Upper Midwest.</p><p>The bacteria that causes this new disease is called Borrelia miyamotoi, and, like Lyme, it hitches a ride in ticks. It can cause something like the flu, or a fever that just keeps coming back. Scientists first identified it in Japan. But a couple of years ago, Yale researchers discovered it in deer ticks in New England.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:52:09 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9012 at http://ripr.org New tick-borne disease causes recurring fever, flu New tick-borne disease discovered in New England http://ripr.org/post/new-tick-borne-disease-discovered-new-england <p>The bacteria is called Borrelia miyamotoi, and, like Lyme disease, it hitches a ride in ticks. I'll have more on this in the coming days, but here's a heads up on some of the more unique features of this bug.</p><p>This bacteria can cause something like the flu, or a fever that just keeps coming back. You might have had it and not known it, or had it along side Lyme. Common antibiotics can cure it. But if your immune system is already weak, it could lead to some neurological damage.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:12:42 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8864 at http://ripr.org New tick-borne disease discovered in New England