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Tick-borne diseases

Postby Squirrel Girl » May 29, 2009 10:07 pm

Here's a very interesting podcast on tick-borne diseases. There's not too much on Lyme Disease, but a lot on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (much more deadly than I realized), erlichiosis, etc.

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/archives ... seases.php
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Re: Tick-borne diseases

Postby commanderzoom » Jun 23, 2009 4:23 pm

I know someone who died from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. She went from being fine one day to being dead within a week :yikes: . Ticks scare me and I live in area with a heavy tick infestation.
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Re: Tick-borne diseases

Postby ArCaver » Jun 23, 2009 10:01 pm

I was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever last summer. Not much fun. There are six tick borne diseases common in Arkansas now. http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publica ... A-7047.pdf
The doctor told me that several deaths over the last few years were people who ignored the problem and did not take antibiotics early.
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