Diseases spread by Ticks.

Michael Ostrander FYDS16A at prodigy.com
Tue Jul 4 08:47:30 EST 1995


I live in eastern Connecticut near Lyme. The deer tick (Ixodes) t onnly 
carries Lyme disease, but apparently also Hanta virus. There have been a 
couple of atal cases of Hanta virus infection in Long Island, NY within 
the past year. An epidemiological study published in Lancet recently 
found a small proportion of elementary school children in this regionn of 
CT (~1-2%) have antibodies which cross react to Hanta virus.

Mike




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