deer tick 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