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Under-the-radar tick diseases spreading across the U.S.
msnbc ^ | Maryn McKenna

Posted on 03/13/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by TheDailyChange

"In fact, babesiosis is one of a raft of under-the-radar tick diseases spreading across the United States.

"We've seen pretty dramatic increases," says Jennifer McQuiston, an epidemiology team leader in the vector-borne disease division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta."

Disease ridden illegals will only serve to EXACERBATE the problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: babesiosis; disease; health; ticks
Disease ridden illegals will only serve to EXACERBATE the problem.
1 posted on 03/13/2011 3:13:21 PM PDT by TheDailyChange
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To: TheDailyChange

“babesiosis “

Sounds like beer goggles.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 3:15:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TheDailyChange

Babeosis has nothing to do with illegals. Humans are dead end hosts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Babesia_life_cycle_human_en.svg


3 posted on 03/13/2011 3:20:12 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: driftdiver

LOL!


4 posted on 03/13/2011 3:22:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: TheDailyChange

piung


5 posted on 03/13/2011 3:22:23 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: driftdiver

A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2.

Viral infections should be the focus for this group..


6 posted on 03/13/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: TheDailyChange

Ticks. Mosquitoes. Alligators. What purpose do they serve on earth?????


7 posted on 03/13/2011 3:39:02 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: TheDailyChange

According to the article, as least one of these diseases can be spread via blood transfusion.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 3:40:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TheDailyChange
I fail to see WHY medical professionals don't realize that more than one illness can be present after a tick bite. Vets understand that.

The Lyme test done routinely on dogs tests for several of these diseases at once - a $35 test that takes five minutes.

9 posted on 03/13/2011 3:44:59 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Abby4116

Babesia can be detected on a blood film included in a CBCD ( complete blood count with differential). Unfortunately the babesia are only small dots contained in the RBC and can sometimes be missed during the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses the “dots” become more numerous and “should “ be seen by the technologist reading the differential.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 5:02:01 PM PDT by heylady
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To: Abby4116
Since 1995 the Human medical community has identified at least six new tick borne diseases. Veterinarians have always maintained that Anaplasma spp or Tropical Pancytopenia (Ehrlichia) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever were the two most prevalent but there were many more out there unidentified. Potomac Horse Fever is tick borne as well as the Babesia species. Leishmaniasis and Trapanasomes are also vector borne but use a Triatomid bug. Insects transmit some really dangerous diseases, especially those insects that feed on animals, birds, reptiles and humans.
11 posted on 03/13/2011 5:30:53 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: raybbr
Ticks. Mosquitoes. Alligators. What purpose do they serve on earth?????

"Contrast".

12 posted on 03/13/2011 5:49:44 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!)
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat; ...

Ping


13 posted on 03/13/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I’ve been shouting about this far and wide, but no one seems to be interested. Doctors are way behind on this!! I went to 11 doctors and 5 years later finally found out I had lyme disease. Lyme disease has surpassed AIDS as Number one infectious disease. If you have been diagnosed with MS, Parkinson’s, Gout, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, ALS, Crohns, ADHD, Autism, depression, Panic attacks, Bi polar, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Alzheimers, Mono.....you probably have a tick illness. Thank goodness I found a tick disease specialist in MO. Otherwise I’d still be bedridden.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: heylady

Thank you.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 6:17:41 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: decimon; All

A friend of a friend was hospitalized recently for “tick fever.” Apparently, country doctors recognize this as a possibility.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 6:30:24 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: TheDailyChange

I know a guy who nearly died from a tick borne disease. They didn’t recognize what it was in the hospital, and gave him a heavy duty antibiotic. When he finally started to improve, they figured out it was something he got from a tick, but they weren’t sure what.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 8:32:02 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: raybbr

Mosquitoes serve as food for Purple Martins and bats. I finally figured that out less than a year ago. However, when they were first created I don’t know that they were the ‘biters’ and spreaders of disease - satan may have corrupted them and made them the disease carriers they are.

Alligators are scavengers - they clean up the other dead animals.

Ticks? Not sure - haven’t really thought about their purpose on this rock.


18 posted on 03/14/2011 8:54:59 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (I sure hope there is a New Morning in America soon. All this hope and change is leaving me depressed)
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To: decimon; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; Battle Axe; null and void; ...

Those complaining of chronic Lyme disease probably have one of these coinfections. You can’t make a diagnosis if you don’t think of it.

I like how they got climate change into the story. They couldn’t resist.

Thanks decimon for an A+ micro ping!


19 posted on 03/14/2011 12:45:29 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Tick borne diseases are so ubiquitous that I often start the dogs on doxycycline and ciprofloxacin concurrently.


20 posted on 03/14/2011 1:14:16 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

What do you do for people?


21 posted on 03/14/2011 7:58:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Y'all better hope the M.D. you select is wary and cognizant of the tick borne diseases. There is one M.D. in this area that worked the ER for years and now has a practice in the area that is always on the lookout for the tick borne diseases. He was confronted with several cases with RMSF in the later stages and two that passed away within hours of presentation. The ones that were lost had been seen by physicians that missed the disease entirely. If you get bitten by a tick and get sick, this is part of the history that is quite important to relay to your attending physician. Even if you handle a tick and get the blood on your fingers, the disease can be transmitted. A tick can pass one of the diseases within twenty minutes after biting the victim. Common thought until about a year ago was the tick had to be in contact for four hours or more. Not anymore, that has been proven to be a fallacy.
22 posted on 03/14/2011 8:34:20 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 1010RD

antibiotics work for humans, too. But it’s easiest to cure the quicker you start taking them. I went 5 years, lots of drs. so I’m having a hard time getting rid of the lyme disease now.....but at least I’m not bedridden.


23 posted on 03/14/2011 8:53:44 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: TheDailyChange; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Tomorrow's headline today:

Tix Lick Stick Hick Chix!


24 posted on 03/14/2011 9:01:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Rick Vassar; nyconse; 3AngelaD; Alex Murphy; Man50D; sittnick; RaceBannon; BlackElk; Uncledave; ...
Reading this article made me think of folks claiming that they have or know someone with chronic Lyme disease. I would rule out other Tick borne illnesses first. They all can cause vague, flu like symptoms. As mentioned in the article, Babesiosis can also be acquired from blood transfusions as the parasite is inside red blood cells.
25 posted on 03/14/2011 10:35:05 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: vetvetdoug

Thanks.


26 posted on 03/15/2011 4:52:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Blast all deer. There are so many deer roaming around that they must contribute to the spread of these diseases. Yet...people seem to go wet-eyed over deer. Go figure.


27 posted on 03/15/2011 4:59:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Blame Walt Disney for that.


28 posted on 03/15/2011 5:53:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Abby4116

Follow the $$$$


29 posted on 03/15/2011 6:41:37 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DixieOklahoma; reuben barruchstein; theprophetyellszambolamboromo; Alusch; house of cards; ...

Again, the nutrition doctors were way ahead of the game. I remember a doctor was a guest on the Atkins’ radio show and warned us about the spread of: Lyme, Babesiosis and Erlickiosis.


30 posted on 03/15/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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