Newly Discovered Tick-Borne Disease Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

Tick About to Bite SkinA new deer tick-borne illness that shares many similarities with Lyme disease is causing concern among doctors on the east coast. The new disease, Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection, was first found in humans in 2011. But now, a new report is saying that the disease has already infected over 100,000 New Yorker’s since the state first started keeping track.

Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection closely mimics Lyme disease, but seems to be much worse for those who become infected. Just like Lyme disease, Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection is spread when someone is bitten by a common deer tick.

Symptoms include relapsing fevers, headache, flu-like symptoms, muscle pains and other Lyme disease type problems. But unlike Lyme disease, this illness is harder to detect since the infected person does not develop the typical rash that you see with Lyme disease. This makes treatment difficult, since most people miss the chance to receive early antibiotic treatment.

To make matters worse, the disease is so new that there are currently no tests that can detect the germ. Researchers are still struggling to figure out where the disease came from, and what can be done to prevent it from becoming a larger problem.

Doctors say that anyone who has been bitten by a tick, who then comes down with Lyme disease like symptoms but tests negative for Lyme disease, should suspect this new illness as a likely cause.

How to prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses

Deer in Wooded ForestRemember, it takes a tick bite to get both Lyme disease and this new disease. If you’ve been outdoors in an area with ticks, have someone do a full body check. The sooner you find and remove the tick, the less likely you will be to come down with either illness.

Ticks are scattered throughout the world, but they tend to flourish more in areas with warm, humid climates. They are often found in wooded areas, brushy fields, and basically anywhere with a presence of deer. Ticks are most active during the warmer months (April-September).

Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body

  • If possible, you should Bathe or shower after coming in from tick-infested areas. This will help you wash off and more easily find ticks that might be crawling on you.
  • Conduct a full-body tick check. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
  • Inspect your Pets. Ticks will often hitch a ride on your pets, so checking them is also an important part of staying safe while traveling in tick-infested areas.
  • Inspect your Gear. Many people are often bitten by ticks that attached themselves to clothing or gear. Drying your clothing on high heat for an hour will kill any ticks that may have attached themselves to your clothing.

9 Comments

  1. Jasper
    July 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    If this is anything close to Lyme Disease it’s not going to be good. Probably another genitally engineered bioweapon just like Lyme

    • kAT
      July 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Exactly what I was thinking. I don’t think people realize that Lyme is a disease that was engineered as a weapon of war on Plum Island. Good to see someone knows what’s going on.

      • John J. publicus
        July 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        Citations please? Can you show ANYTHING to support that outrageous claim?

    • Ron
      July 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Jasper

      Do you mean genetically engnineered?

      Then, you can bet they have a antibiotic engineered in the wings just waiting…good ol CDC. I was bit when in AR…they found me to have Rocky Mountain and I was on biotics most of the summer…now I wonder if that was true or ther test was designed to show that.

      Hell———ooooooooooooo.
      Ron

  2. And I was “Stupid” enough to get the 3 vaccines, Limerex back in 1996, B/C we had no clue back then. We “Trusted” big Pharma, and all the CRAP they fed us, for our best interest. After getting caught in the CDC’s web site, ( Hacking into ) and seeing the real test results, did I know I was one of thAre Gunia PIGS………Now im a Criple for life. Texas Dar-Pure Country Band, Branson Mo. It ended my carere and life as I knew it. 10 people are out of a job, and the bus sits in the drivway…….!

  3. Gre
    July 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Like Jasper said, if this is anything like Lyme disease, it’s not going to be good. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. willy
    July 10, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Plum Is. is being relocated to Levenworth,KS.
    Military Industrial Complex.
    Some university of higher learning needs more money for there sports programs,and more healthy people for the testing pool…..

  5. John J. publicus
    July 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Ok, some actually useful info;

    My doctor has been on the forefront of tick borne diseases for quite a while now. Her recommendation if you find a tick has bit you (or even suspect it has) is to take 2 doxycycline 100 mg capsules immediately. Most likely it will knock it right out, right away.
    This is an “off label” treatment that doctors know about and tell their families.

    Doxy is in our BOB. it’s a pretty good workhorse antibiotic….

  6. Robert Colgan
    August 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

    The insanity of not allowing doxycycline purchaseable OTC so that a short term course could be taken after a tick bite without having to blood test (not always reliable as the article confirms) means that many people end up with serious sequela that could easily have been prevented. Makes no sense at all.

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