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An adult deer tick is shown.

As if we don’t already have already have enough worries, health officials are warning Michiganders to guard against a tick borne disease that mimics COVID-19 symptoms.

Anaplasmosis is still rare in Michigan but the number of cases reported yearly in the state is on the rise.

There were 12 documented cases of anaplasmosis in Michigan reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in 2019. Michigan has seen an increase over the last six years, with only four cases reported in 2014.

The symptoms are very much like those reported with the coronavirus: fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, headaches and maybe a little fatigue. People experiencing those range of symptoms are advised to seek medical attention.

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For more on Anaplasmosis:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/03/08/anaplasmosis/

For more on COVID & Lyme:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/05/30/a-tale-of-two-pandemics-lyme-covid-19-dr-bransfield/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/11/the-disease-thats-mistaken-for-covid-19/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/02/lyme-disease-symptoms-could-be-mistaken-for-covid-19-with-serious-consequences/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/06/09/bishops-stortford-woman-blogs-about-life-with-lyme-coronavirus/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/04/23/another-lyme-patient-with-covid-19-speaks/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/29/corona-with-a-twist-of-lyme/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/04/19/lyme-patients-speak-out-on-having-covid-19/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/07/experts-fear-bad-tick-season-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/07/covid-19-could-lead-to-increase-in-tick-borne-illness-experts-say-heres-why/