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Clock Ticking When It Comes to Tick-Borne Illnesses New and Old

February 21, 2017

A fever. A headache. Nausea. Body Aches. Confusion. And often a telltale bull’s-eye rash.

More often than not, patients do not even know they have been bitten by ticks. “Seventy percent of Lyme patients have no recollection of a tick bite,” said Dr. Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine, “but all have a recollection of potential tick exposure,” most often a hike through the woods or other outdoor and off-road adventure, even those in your own front lawn.

Faculty Member: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

Source: Scarsdale Inquirer