Lyme DiseaseThis bacterial infection is caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick. It is common infection especially in wooded areas, such as Wisconsin.
|Symptoms of Lyme Disease:
Other Tick Borne Illnesses
Ehrlichiosis is a group of diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Typical symptoms include: fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. Usually, these symptoms occur within 1-2 weeks following a tick bite. Symptoms usually occur within 7-10 days after a tick bite.
Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells and are spread by certain ticks. Many people who are infected do not have symptoms, for those who do effective treatment is available.
Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected deer or blacklegged tick. Illness occurs within 1-2 weeks after exposure to an infected tick. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle pain, severe headache, and fatigue.
| Tick Prevention and Control
TICK-BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION- WI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
TICK-BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Find the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered tick repellent that is right for you. https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you
For more information about tick-borne diseases, please contact:
Eau Claire City County Health Department - 715-839-4718