A Vector-borne Illness Case Study -- Illinois Man Nearly Dies from Tick Bite
Dr. Ken Runkle, Vector Control Program Manager for the IL Dept. of Public Health (and a partner of MCE-VBD) has published a case study of an immunocompromised person simultaneously infected with three tick-borne illnesses. No death involved, fortunately, but a good lesson for clinicians (and outdoorsy types), especially as MCE-VBD partners such as Mayo Clinic's Dr. Bobbi Pritt find increasingly many ticks that are carrying multiple pathogens. READ MORE
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