Deer Ticks Carry Lyme Disease Germs.
People who go outdoors in several regions of the United States may have something else to bother about. Scientists check in that there's another irritating base hiding in the deer tick that already harbors the Lyme virus bacterium. There are indications that the virus infects a few thousand Americans a year, potentially causing flu-like symptoms such as fever singapore. In one newly reported case, a chick with existing medical problems appeared to have perceptiveness prominence and dementia caused by an infection.
It is not clear, however, how life-or-death of a intimidation may be posed by the germ. For the moment, Lyme complaint appears to be much more prevalent. And four other germs that agitate humans wait in deer ticks levels. Still, scientists state the source is cause for concern.
And "This would not be commonly picked up by any of the in circulation tests for Lyme disease," said Victor Berardi, co-author of one of two reports about the micro-organism in the Jan 17, 2013 version of the New England Journal of Medicine supatret .1 reviews. The bacterium in quiz is Borrelia miyamotoi and is found on deer ticks (also known as blacklegged ticks) in parts of the mountains where Lyme ailment is prevalent.
In 2011, Russian researchers reported that multitude there were infected by the bacterium, and the additional reports have found that it has infected forebears in the United States as well. "We've known about this bacterium for a want stretch - at least 10 years," said Sam Telford III, a professor of contagious contagion at Tufts University in Medford, Mass, who co-authored the crack with Berardi.