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Rare tick-borne pathogen emerging as new health threat

Tick-borne Borrelia miyamotoi was identified as the cause of a young woman's recurring high fever, extreme muscle aches and fatigue, cognitive problems and paresthesia. It took nearly four years for a diagnosis because infections are rare and scientists know little about the bacterium, but it is becoming more common, says infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino.

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