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      • Paralysis is more familiar with Rocky Mountain spotted fever than Lyme disease . As with the transfer of bacteria, it takes 24 hours or longer for the neurotoxin to be transferred. Due to the similarity of the symptoms, laboratory testing is usually required to determine the bacteria and the resulting disease.
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  2. Nov 11, 2021 · Incidence of both Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease are increasing across the United States. Both these illnesses present with similar symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue, and tick paralysis. The last of these is not caused by the bacteria, but by a neurotoxin in the tick’s saliva.

  3. Aug 03, 2019 · RMSF is characterized by a sudden onset of moderate to high fever, severe headache, deep muscle pain, fatigue, rash, and chills. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which can be spread to humans by infected ticks (most people who are bitten by a tick do not get LD). It can affect the joints, heart, skin, and the nervous system.

  4. symptoms of fever or rash develop. Both RMSF and LD are treated with antibiotics. For more information, call the Guilford County Department of Public Health at 336-641-7777 or visit PEC APP 3/10 Reviewed 06/2017 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever & Lyme Disease

  5. The most common co-infections are anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever may be cured by the same antibiotics that are prescribed for Lyme disease. But babesiosis is a different type of disease, caused by a blood parasite and not a bacterium.

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  6. Aug 05, 2021 · Fever/chills. All tickborne diseases can cause fever. Aches and pains. Tickborne diseases can cause headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. People with Lyme disease may also have joint pain. Rash. Lyme disease, Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, and tularemia can cause distinctive rashes.