Ehrlichiosis — the Tick-Borne Disease No One Has Heard Of While some cases of ehrlichiosis are mild, the disease can be severe or fatal if not treated correctly, even in previously healthy people.

By Lonnie Marcum

Other Modes of Transmission

Ehrlichia chaffeensis has been shown to survive for over a week in refrigerated blood. Therefore these bacteria may present a risk for transmission through blood transfusion and organ donation. It has also been suggested that ehrlichiosis can be transmitted from mother to child, and through direct contact with slaughtered deer. 14,15

Summary of Ehrlichiosis

summary of ehrlichiosis

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2 Reader Comments

  1. If a person had bellspulsy long before the tick bite but suffered trigyminal neuralgia after the tick bite is this also one of the symptoms? It was on the same side of the face.

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