Planning to take a hike through the woods this summer, you should take some extra precautions to protect yourself from ticks.

Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick
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Lyme disease isn’t the only disease to be worried about if you get bitten by a tick. There has been an increase in another disease that has been transmitted from an in infected tick in the Petersburg and Hoosick Falls areas, as reported by The Rensselaer County Department Of Health. It’s a bacterial infection called Anaplasmosis which is similar to Lyme disease. The Center For Disease Control And Prevention website has a more detailed explanation about Anaplasmosis and the specific kind of ticks that generally transmit the disease to humans.

They also mention the typical symptoms of the disease which include chills, fever, muscle aches and headache, and usually happen between one to two weeks after a person is bitten by the infected tick.

According to the story from News 10 ABC, Anaplasmosis treatment is similar to treatment for Lyme disease. Officials from The Rensselaer County Department Of Health want people to be careful and take precautions for any of the tick-borne diseases. There’s a list of ways to help you prevent tick bites on the CDC website.

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