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Posted by: Dee | 2010-04-28

Tick bite fever in pregnancy

Hi there,
My friend is 4 months pregnant and will camping this weekend was bitten by more than one tick. She has not started showing any signs of fever yet, but is greatly concerned for the health of her unborn baby. Can Tick bite fever be dangerous for the LO?

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It is dangerous for the person who has it and high fevers can affect the baby. The tick itself does not affect the baby.

Best wishes

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