Deer Tick Dangers

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

It’s a tiny bug with a big bite. There are new warnings out about deer ticks and the diseases they can carry.

FOX News Radio’s Jill Nado reports:

Audio clip:

(Brad Paisley) “I’d like to check you for ticks.”

Brad Paisley apparently has the right idea…

(Brad Paisley) “I’d sure like to check you for ticks.”

Because deer ticks aren’t just about Lyme Disease anymore.

Dr. Sam Telford of Tufts University says researchers are now finding there are at least four other diseases you can get…

(Dr. Telford) “Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease, then there’s Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis, then there’s Babesiosis, then there’s Deer Tick Virus, which is a relative of West Nile Virus and causes encephalitis.”

The one warning sign you should be looking out for this summer is fever. If you get a fever, but you don’t have a cough or runny nose, get to a doctor and get checked for deer tick bits.

Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.




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