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What To Do If You Think You’ve Been Infected With Ehrlichia Bacteria

As human beings, we are exposed to numerous bacteria and viruses every day. Usually our immune systems do a pretty good job of protecting us from this onslaught of potential invaders, but it’s not perfect. One of the ways bacteria catch an immune system off guard is when they’re transmitted through tick bites. In these cases, the pathogens are transmitted directly to the bloodstream of the host as the tick feeds. This can potentially be quite damaging, as many different strains of bacteria can be transferred simultaneously, depending on the tick. One of the most prominent of these is Lyme disease, caused by the transference of the Borrelia bacteria. But there are plenty of other, less well-known pathogens waiting in the wings. One of these is called ehrlichia bacteria. But what are the symptoms of ehrlichia bacteria infection? And is there a connection with Lyme?

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