Ticks Have Become Carriers of a New Disease

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Chinese scientists have described a new bacterial infection that plagues the human body. Its main carriers were taiga ticks, which are responsible for human infection with encephalitis and borreliosis.

The researchers studied the blood samples of 477 people bitten by ticks in North-Eastern China in the spring of 2014. 28 patients were identified as infected by a new bacterium.

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The infection has received the scientific name Capra Anaplasma. Bacteria parasite on red blood cells of animals and humans.

Symptoms of the new infection are nonspecific: fever, muscle pain, headache, fatigue and dizziness. Fortunately, to cope with this disease helps the treatment with existing antibiotics, doxycycline is particularly effective.