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New Tick-Borne Illness Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

Doctors May Not Even Know To Look For Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection
July 2, 2013 6:53 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.

As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, the new deer tick-borne illness resembles Lyme disease, but is a different malady altogether – and it could be even worse.

The common deer tick is capable of spreading dangerous germs into the human bloodstream with its bite. However, Lyme disease is one of many diseases that ticks carry.

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