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Aug042011

New Tick-Borne Bacteria Found in Wisconsin, Minnesota Patients

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) -- Researchers have found a new kind of tick-borne illness that sickened four people in Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2009, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.

The new species of tick bacteria, now being referred to as Ehrlichia Wisconsin HM543746, is almost identical to the species E. muris, which is thought to be indigenous to eastern Europe and Asia.

The four victims fell ill in the summer and early fall of 2009, exhibiting feverish symptoms.

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