CO-INFECTIONS

BABESIA:     A malaria-like parasite “air hunger” that infects red blood cells

BARTONELLA:  Bacteria that live primarily inside the lining of the blood vessels

EHRLICHIOSIS: (HME) Human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis. From a Lone Star Tick. Southeast, South central, and Midwest states

ANAPLASMOSIS: (HGA) Human granulocytotropic anaplasmosis.  From a Deer tick or Black Legged tick, which also transmits agents that cause Lyme disease and babesiosis co-infections. Northeastern and North Central States and Northern California

FEVER:    A viral infection caused by Rocky Mountain wood ticks

MYCOPLASMA:   Smaller than bacteria, they invade human cells and disrupt the immune system