Southern tick-associated rash illness

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Southern tick–associated rash illness



An expanding red rash, similar in appearance to erythema migrans, the rash found in Lyme disease. It results from the bite of the tick Amblyomma americanum, found in the southeastern U.S. Ticks of this species may harbor the spirochete Borrelia lonestari, which produces the rash.
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Detection of Borrelia lonestari, putative agent of southern tick-associated rash illness, in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the southeastern United States.
maculatum ticks collected in August 1999 near the homes of patients with southern tick-associated rash illness and in control areas in Choctaw County, Alabama, showed Borrelia Ionestari flagellin gene sequence from two adult A.
maculatum Ticks Adult Adult Adult Adult analyzed male female Nymphs male female Controls(a) 11(b) 2 44 6 12 Cases(c) 1 5(b) 139 7 1 Total 12 7 183 13 13 (a) Denotes ticks collected near the homes of persons not diagnosed with southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).

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