Same Tick, Different Disease: Vermont Health Dept. Warns Of Rise Of Anaplasmosis

[CanLyme Note: Canadian cases of anaplasmosis are on the rise as well]

By MITCH WERTLIEB, LIAM CONNORS SEP 28, 2016

The Vermont Department of Health announced that the state is on pace to hit a record number of cases of anaplasmosis, a disease spread by the black-legged tick.

As of September, there have been 133 cases of anaplasmosis, only six fewer than there were in 2015.

The black-legged tick also spreads Lyme disease. But what makes anaplasmosis notable, said Bradley Tompkins, an infections disease epidemiologist, is that it has a higher hospitalization rate than Lyme.

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