Tick borne illness
Tick borne illness include:
- Babesiosis (Babesia Infection)
- Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
- Lyme Disease
- Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
- Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever
Babesiosis (Babesia Infection)
Babesiosis is an infection by a group of protozoa called Babesia. The disease is similar in many ways to malaria.It is most commonly seen in the United States, where malaria is quite rare .
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever of the Nairovirus group. Although primarily a zoonosis, sporadic cases and outbreaks of CCHF affecting humans do occur. The disease is endemic in many countries in Africa, Europe and Asia, and during 2001.The virus which causes CCHF is a Nairovirus, a group of related viruses forming one of the five genera in the Bunyaviridae family of viruses.
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a "spirochete."Lyme disease is spread by these ticks when they bite the skin, which permits the bacterium to infect the body. Lyme disease is not contagious from an affected person to someone else. Lyme disease can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart, and nervous system.
Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
The rash may be accompanied by fatigue, fever, headache, muscle and joint pains. This condition has been named southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).The cause of STARI is unknown.n the cases of STARI studied to date, the rash and accompanying symptoms have resolved promptly following treatment with oral antibiotics.
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever
Relapsing fever is an infection caused by bacteria called "Borrelia." In Washington and other areas in the western United States, people get relapsing fever through the bite of ticks that feed on rodents. About 2-8 cases of tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) are reported each year in Washington State. Most people became infected while vacationing in rural, mountainous areas during the summer months, between May and September.