Tick-borne disease

An illness acquired from a tick bite.


A tick-borne disease is an illness acquired from a tick's bite. Examples are Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ticks can carry viruses, bacteria, and parasites.


Symptoms may appear up to a few weeks after the bite. They vary based on the disease. They may include fever, chills, aches, and a rash.


Treatment is often antibiotics.

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