Uptick in anaplasmosis cases seen in Maine

08/14/2014 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Officials in Maine have seen rising cases of anaplasmosis, carried by the same ticks that transmit the better-known Lyme disease. There have been 103 cases of anaplasmosis in Maine this year, up from 94 in all of last year. The disease is treatable with antibiotics if properly diagnosed, but if left untreated, it can result in neurological problems, joint disease, kidney failure and in severe cases, meningitis.

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