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New Tick Borne Illness?

Posted Jan 17 2013 10:51am
The following appeared on Bostonglobe.comHeadline: New illness, transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme, is discovered in Northeast - The Boston Globe
Date: Jan 16, 2013

Researchers have discovered a new disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease. The bacterial illness causes flu-like symptoms, the researchers from Tufts, Yale, and other institutions reported Wednesday, but they also described the case of an 80-year-old woman who became confused and withdrawn, lost weight, and developed hearing difficulty and a wobbly gait. Researchers estimate that 1 percent of the population in areas where Lyme is widespread may be infected.
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