New Disease Transmitted By Deer Tick Found In New Jersey Part 2 Of 2

Continuing from Monday…

The bubble has now burst on the theory that deer ticks are not a troublesome pest during the winter months.  In the past, it was mostly believed that New Jersey residents need only be worried about ticks once the weather warmed, but this is no longer the case.

A woman was found to be bitten by a deer tick this past January reported CBS New York on January 25, 2013.  According to reports, the 81 year old woman believed that her 30 pound weight loss, confusion, loss of appetite, and inability to walk well was a result of her lymphoma returning or perhaps even dementia.

Reports are that her lab results were negative, yet she did show signs of Lyme disease.  Testing of her spinal fluid gave her doctor at the Hunterdon Medical Center the answer to her mysterious illness.  The testing confirmed that she is the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with a new deer tick disease!

According to CBS New York…” Doctor Joseph Gugliotta confirmed it was the bacteria borrelia miyamotoi, a new disease transmitted by the same deer tick that causes Lyme disease.”

The great news is that this new disease was discovered and that with treatment, the woman has made a full recovery.  The bad news is that the disease exists and not many doctors or patients will know to look for it, or the symptoms that accompany the disease.

Lyme disease is widespread throughout the United States thanks to the abundant amount of deer ticks that exist.  Lyme disease is dangerous and affects humans and pets alike.  This is another reason why it is so important to hire a Monmouth County, NJ pest control professional for pest control treatments at your home or business.