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Posted by: Jerry | 2009/06/29

Tick Bite Fever

Hi, I contracted tick bite fever in 1997 after a visit to Kruger park. I have recently (3 occasions in last 6 months) started to experience similar symtoms although not as severe as 12 years ago. Is it possible that traces of TBF are still in my system after this time?

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Dear Jerry
You can check with a blood test for active Rickettsia. Your doctor can do the test or refer you to a lab.
Dr Bets

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