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tick fever

[′tik ‚fē·vər]
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Tick-borne fever usually occurs in the spring and early summer when dairy cattle are turned out onto pasture.
The agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HOE) is nearly identical to Ehrlichia phagocytophila, which causes tick-borne fever in sheep and goats in Europe (1.2) and is transmitted by the tick Ixodes ricinus (3)--the major vector of Lyme disease (4).
While North Americans worry about Lyme disease carried by blacklegged or deer ticks, on the other side of the globe people contend with a different variety of tick-borne fevers. A study by University of California, Santa Barbara, researchers and colleagues suggests that the abundance of ticks that carry certain fevers are likely to rise in the future, thanks to a combination of wildlife loss and climate change.