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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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In brief: Look for body ticks

Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried.
If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap.

In brief: Look for body ticks

Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried.
If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap.
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood tests

Bloodwork can help detect antibodies to various ticks but the tests also have their limitations.

In brief: Blood tests

Bloodwork can help detect antibodies to various ticks but the tests also have their limitations.
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