is a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites.
are similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
of symptoms occurs 5-10 days after the tick bite with sudden fever,
headache, chills, aches and nausea and vomiting.
generalized rash occurs more often in affected children compared
meningitis, kidney and liver disease may occur, and rarely it is
Diagnosis is with blood tests, which may take some time.
is effective treatment (which will also cover Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever and Lyme disease), while waiting for confirmation of blood
US Army Centre for health promotion and preventative medicine
for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/ehrlichia/