These insect bites cause diseases that can be potentially dangerous to humans. This article will help you understand what tick borne diseases are and what you can do to prevent them or treat them if you already have them.
The first thing to know about these diseases is that there is not one specific disease that only ticks carry. They can carry many different types of diseases and transmit them into humans and their pets as well. There are about 500 known parasites that can be transmitted by ticks. Some of these are dengue fever, anaplasmosis, leprosy and even relapsing fever. However, only a few of them are serious. Only a few ticks carry diseases that will threaten human health.
Diseases Can Be Transferred To Humans
Ticks primarily feed on deer and other small animals. Deer tick bites are common in the southeastern part of the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico. These tick borne diseases can be transferred to humans through the bite of an infected tick.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is found in a variety of environments. Humans, dogs, cats and other pets can be bitten by ticks. This bacterium is transmitted through tick bites, and when there is a build up of bacteria around the scalp and body of the person who has been bitten, the tick latches on to the body and releases saliva that contains antigens (which are the substance that causes the disease). Human immune system will then react to the antigens and cause a reaction within the body. People suffering from this disease will experience flu-like symptoms such as headaches, fever, muscle and joint aches and fatigue.
A Person Is Bitten By A Tick
The most common way that people are bitten by ticks is while they are walking through thickets or other woodlands where deer and ticks are frequently found. When a person is bitten by a tick, they should seek immediate medical attention to avoid the bacteria from spreading to the rest of their body. A physician will conduct a simple test to diagnose tick bites and help them decide on the best treatment and prevention methods for their particular case. These medical tests do not usually take long, but you must follow the advice of your doctor carefully because the illness that is caused by ticks is a contagious disease and can spread among people.
There are some other types of tick borne diseases that have a more serious impact on human health. One such disease is anaplasmosis, which can cause death if not treated promptly. This tick-borne disease is caused by parasites that live in the intestines and bloodstream of infected animals. Humans can also become infected with Lyme disease if they are bitten by ticks. This is also a serious disease because although it affects mostly humans, it has been known to be fatal in cattle.
Disease Is Called Ehrlichiosis
There are also some other tick borne diseases that affect both humans and animals. One such disease is called ehrlichiosis, and it is caused by parasites that can grow and infect both humans and animals. Another disease is known as anaplasma fever, which is caused by a bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics.
Other tick borne diseases include ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and Lyme disease. If an animal has been infected with any one of these diseases, it is vital that it be quarantined until it is treated or cured.
People who are exposed to tick bites are encouraged to wear protective clothing like long pants and long sleeves, long socks, and goggles if possible. Pets and children are also encouraged to wear protective clothing if they tend to walk through thickets where ticks are often found. If possible, pets should also be quarantined. Even though tick bites rarely lead to diseases, they are a serious threat to the health of humans and animals. Anyone who comes in contact with a tick should be sure to get the proper medical treatment right away.