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Glossary for Tick bite

  • Babesiosis: A parastic infection by a particular protozoa (Babesia) which is transmitted through tick bites. The disease produces symptoms similar to malaria.
  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Colorado tick fever: A tickborne condition caused by an arenavirus
  • Ehrlichiosis: Bacterial tick-borne disease
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Queensland tick typhus: Form of typhus from North-Australian ticks
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Relapsing fever: Tick-borne disease with symptoms that resolve and then relapse
  • Rickettsia: A self limiting condition that is transmitted by mites
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
  • STARI: Bacterial infection and skin rash due to illness from a tick bite
  • Scrub typhus: Type of typhus usually caught from ticks
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Tick paralysis: Paralysis from Australian tick bites
  • Tick-borne diseases: Any disease that is transferred to humans by the tick
  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections


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