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Symptoms

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Early symptoms of Lyme disease may include:

  • an expanding circular rash at least 2 inches in size that may or may not look like a bull’s eye that usually occurs at the site of the tick bite
  • headache
  • fever/chills
  • stiff neck
  • pain in joints or muscles
  • paralysis of facial muscles
  • palpitations
  • multiple rashes

Symptoms of anaplasmosis (ehrlichiosis):

  • fever/chills
  • headache
  • malaise

Symptoms of babesiosis:

  • fever/chills
  • malaise