Another bacterial disease spread by the Deer tick.Lack of energyHigh feverSwollen, very painful jointsLoss of appetiteVomitingDiarrhea If left untreated it can lead to:Large decrease in blood platelets and white blood cellsChronic joint pain Neurological signs (rare)
The most common symptoms are:
There is a preventative (Frontline flea and tick - applied monthly) and a treatment for this disease.
In 2017, of 1237 patients tested, 56 were positive at our hospital. Click here for information on tick borne diseases.