Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease

Borrelia miyamotoi disease

Tick borne disease: Borrelia miyamotoi disease

Also known as: hard tick relapsing fever

Disease Agent: Borrelia miyamotoi

Infectious Bite Time: A tick infected with borrelia miyamotoi disease usually needs to remain attached to you for 24 to 48 hours for disease transmission to occur

Incubation Period: Impacts of Borrelia miyamotoi disease will most often begin to be noticeable in the first few days after you are bitten by an infected tick, additional research is needed to better pinpoint the incubation period of this tick-borne disease

Common Signs and Symptoms: Borrelia miyamotoi disease symptoms include chills, fever, fatigue, rash, tiredness, muscle aches, joint pain, dizziness, vertigo, headache, severe headache, arthralgia, abdominal pain, nausea, anorexia, diarrhea

Serious Complications: meningoencephalitis, death

Treatment Options: Health care options may be available. Information on the effective treatment of borrelia miyamotoi disease is limited, antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease have been used in some instances. Doxycycline is one antibiotic that has been used to treat borrelia miyamotoi disease. If you believe you have contracted borrelia miyamotoi disease consult a medical professional, early diagnosis is essential to preventing serious complications, delaying treatment can make a bad situation worse, resulting in escalated symptom severity or even death.

Notes and Facts: Borrelia miyamotoi disease is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems may be at a higher risk for serious complications from this disease. Instances of borrelia miyamotoi disease are most common in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. You cannot simply look at a tick and determine if it is infected with borrelia miyamotoi disease, if a tick is attached to you learn how to remove a tick and keep the tick, it can be tested for borrelia miyamotoi disease. Use Tick Proof to prevent future attacks.

What ticks transmit Borrelia miyamotoi disease? Eastern blacklegged tick, Western blacklegged tick, Tampan tick, Taiga tick, Lone star tick

Primary Vector: Eastern blacklegged tick

Number of infections per year, United States: 30,000+

The Eastern Blacklegged tick (below) transmits Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease.