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03/01/24 Public Health Education Topic: Ehrlichiosis

Per CDC: Ehrlichiosis is the general name used to describe diseases caused by the bacteria Ehrlichia chaffeensis, E. ewingii, or E. muris eauclairensis in the United States. These bacteria are spread to people primarily through the bite of infected ticks including the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) and the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis).

People with ehrlichiosis will often have fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and sometimes upset stomach. Doxycycline is the treatment of choice for adults and children of all ages with ehrlichiosis.

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For more information about Ehrlichiosis, including Symptoms, Treatment, Transmission, etc., Visit: Ehrlichiosis home | Ehrlichiosis | CDC



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