A 36-year-old member asked:
Is there a vaccination available for human monocytic ehrlichiosis?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Not Yet: Human monocytic erlichiosis (hme) is caused by a bacteria in the erlichia family. The disease which has fever, headaches, muscle ache, and fatigue as it's common symptoms is spread by several ticks. Since we don't have a vaccine, avoiding tick bites with proper insect repellants (20% picardin or 30-35% deet), protective clothing, and tick removal is important. It is treated with antibiotics.
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Dermatology 43 years experience
Not yet: Not yet but it is being worked on.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Last updated Feb 23, 2021
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