Upstate residents seeing a tick-bite illness that resembles coronavirus

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Those symptoms reportedly include fever, muscle aches and respiratory failure. Unlike COVID-19, this sickness is treatable. The CDC says doxycycline is frequently prescribed to knock it out.

Health officials worry the emergence of anaplasmosis could cause complications as woodsmen in areas like Saratoga and the Adirondacks start heading outdoors again as pandemic lockdown restrictions are eased and the weather gets warmer. (See link for article)


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