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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

Part 2


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Tick-Borne Diseases

Slide 3

July 2010

First, to review, tick-borne diseases are endemic worldwide, including both temperate and tropical climates. In the United States, major diseases include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis, all which are transmitted through the bite of an Ixodes hard tick, such as shown here on the right. Lyme is actually the most common tick-borne infection in both North America and Europe, and is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia are also examples of tick-borne diseases in the United States.

Tick-Borne Diseases


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