Signs and Symptoms of Tick-Borne Disease
There over 20 tick-borne diseases/conditions currently known to occur throughout the US and many of these diseases have impacted Colorado residents and/or their pets.
As a rule, the sooner a tick-borne disease is properly diagnosed and treated, the better!
Lack of timely, accurate, diagnosis and treatment can result in adverse outcomes for patients including extended treatment, hospitalization, disability or death.
Tick-borne illnesses may manifest in vague, classic or dramatic and unusual presentations. Many of the tick-borne infections can initially present as a flu-like syndrome that are often misdiagnosed as viral other illnesses.
Initial symptoms common to many tick-borne diseases are often flu-like and may include:
- Fever (may be high and/or relapsing in nature)
- Rashes (multiple presentations)
- Stiff neck