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1/🧵 You are a BAD #GOLFER & have a big day with buddies & are in the tall grass a LOT. Later, you take off a #tick👇and in 7 days develop a fever & headache. You have no rash. The emergency room gives you acetaminophen. Is that OK?
#medtwitter #Nurse
2/ Tick bites are a big deal in Summer months. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a concern, and the absence of rash also brings up #Ehrlichiosis. This @NEJM paper showed that worse golfers retrieved balls from the rough & got the dz more often!
3/ Of those with #Ehrlichiosis, 20% get bad nervous system dz & 20% of those die. If you live in Southern US and find a Lone Star tick (pic above), and then develop fever & headache, get evaluated and probably start the antibiotic doxycycline quickly!
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New | Phylogeography of Borrelia spirochetes in Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes spinipalpis ticks highlights differential acarological risk of tick-borne disease transmission in northern versus southern California. #Ticks #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth…
Between 2008–2015, 11,066 adult and 3,815 nymphal I. pacificus were collected from 42 California counties. Borrelia burgdorferi sl was detected in 1.2% and 3.8% I. pacificus adults and nymphs, respectively. #LymeDisease
"B. burgdorferi ss was not detected in ticks tested from southern California. In contrast, Borrelia bissettiae, a member of the B. burgdorferi sl complex, was detected in both I. pacificus and I. spinipalpis, in the coastal region of both northern and southern California"
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New | Evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated tick management approach on multiple pathogen infection in Ixodes scapularis questing nymphs and larvae parasitizing white-footed mice. #ticks #LymeDisease…
WOW! I. Scapularis: "90% reduction in the combined deer removal, Met52, and fpronil rodent bait box treatment and 93% reduction in the combined Met52 and fpronil rodent
bait box treatment"
cc @thetickguy
@thetickguy "Compared to control, the Met52 and fpronil rodent bait box treatment combination reduced the encounter potential with a questing nymph infected with any pathogen by 53% and with a B. burgdorferi-infected questing nymph by 57%."
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I was bitten by a #tick in 2011 & it's turned my worle upside down!
I was a practicing trial atty & am now on a walker.
I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia of unknown et., & #Lyme.
I wasn't treated for 11 mos. By then, the tick bacteria had invaded my spinal fluid/brain.
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