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Which bacteria is spread by deer tick bite?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lime disease
The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under the lable lime disease.
It has also been known to carry an encephalitis virus.

In brief: Lime disease
The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under the lable lime disease.
It has also been known to carry an encephalitis virus.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
It is Lyme disease, named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first identified
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Tick-Borne Illness
Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Because ticks can harbor more than one disease-causing agent, patients can be infected with more than one pathogen at the same time, compounding the difficulty in diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Tick-Borne Illness
Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Because ticks can harbor more than one disease-causing agent, patients can be infected with more than one pathogen at the same time, compounding the difficulty in diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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